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“VKontakte” announced the full privacy of profiles after the resonance due to cases for extremism

Sotsset promises to introduce changes in the next month.

VKontakte managing director Andrei Rogozov spoke about future changes in the social network after several resonant cases of extremism for posts and memes. According to him, social network opposes “unreasonable” persecution for user records.

Statistics show that over time the situation with the initiation of criminal cases for publications on the Internet is deteriorating. Users of VKontakte are increasingly becoming involved in such cases. And this worries us very much. Law enforcement agencies often do not take into account the context, do not distinguish the publication from repost, and the image with a dubious joke equates to really dangerous criminal offenses.

“VKontakte” as the largest communication platform is obliged to comply with Russian laws and facilitate the search for real criminals, but we are resolutely against unjustified persecution for publications on the Internet.

Andrey Rogozov
Managing Director of VKontakte

Rogozov recalled that in 2017 “VKontakte” allowed users to close albums with saved photos. However, in April 2018, the Krasnoyarsk activist received two years probation because of the pictures in the closed album in VKontakte. In the social network claimed that until the autumn of 2017 “Saved photos” girls were available to everyone.

The next step of the social network is to close the list of people who reposted the record, leaving it accessible only to authors, noted in the social network.

We moved all the albums with saved photos to private mode by default, since not everyone understood the purpose of this album. Since then, images stored for personal use are no longer open to the outside eyes. Within the next two weeks, we will also remove the display of the list of people, reposting entries, saving this function only for their authors.

Andrey Rogozov

Managing Director of VKontakte

According to Rogozov, the changes described are only part of VKontakte plans for the near future.

Within a month we will prepare for launch a new and perhaps the most important reform of privacy in the last few years. We will introduce the possibility of making your profile completely private, leaving it open only to friends.

Andrey Rogozov
Managing Director of VKontakte

In the press service of VKontakte, specified that after the upgrade, users will be able to hide all of their information, including records, photos, videos, music, subscriptions and more – with a single button.

In the summer of 2018, several resonant cases occurred immediately because of the posts in VKontakte. Two in Barnaul , one in the Altai Territory and one in Tuva. Users began to wonder what memes can get a term, and also how to delete all information from a personal page.

Many cases for husks and reposts are excited on the basis of materials in “VKontakte” and “Classmates”, which belong to Mail.Ru Group. August 6, the company advocated an amnesty for those convicted of repatriating and full decriminalization of records in social networks.

 

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