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the Russians called online games one of the main dangers of the Internet

Such polls can be used to justify “repressive” bills, according to Roskomsvoboda.

Youth organizations at the State Duma and the Union of Lawyers of Russia conducted an all-Russian online survey on Internet threats. According to the first deputy chairman of the commission of the Public Chamber, the results of the survey are used to develop recommendations of the EP in late May. The results of the survey published RBC.

According to the results, according to the respondents, among the others, the top 10 Internet threats include Death Groups, attacks in educational institutions and online games. In the survey it was possible to choose several answers, clarified the publication.

(Several answers are possible)).

1. Involvement in extremist organizations or online recruitment (49%). 
2. “Groups of death” (41%). 
3. AUE (39%). 
4. Cyberbullying (26%). 
5. Propaganda of bad habits: drug addiction, alcoholism (24%). 
6. Distribution of pornography, demonstration of sexual perversions (22%). 
7. “Columbine” (“connecting” in schools) (19%). 
8. Network phishing (17%). 
9. Online games (13%). 
10. Forms of network addiction or phobias (9%).

In another survey, the percentage has changed. Among other things, survey participants named threats to young people on the Internet: streaming, video hosting, forums, instant messengers, phishing, intrusive contextual advertising, and aggressive web content design. But the respondents consider the source of the greatest threat to be:

The source of the greatest threat to young people on the network is online gaming (53%). This is followed by social networks (48%), porn sites (45%), dating sites (36%), Darknet (30%). Research participants also called streaming, video hosting, forums, instant messengers, phishing, obsessive contextual advertising, and aggressive web content design. 

According to the publication, the initiators of the survey were the Youth Parliament, the Youth Union of Lawyers of Russia and others. The chairman of the Youth Parliament at the State Duma, Maria Voropaeva, said that in order to combat destructive content, it is necessary to impose strict controls and the possibility of pre-trial blockages. The co-author of the survey from the law firm Afanasyev and Partners believes that the blocking process should be simplified.

According to the head of the Roskomsvoboda project, Artem Kozlyuk, such surveys can be used to manipulate public opinion and justify “repressive” legislation on Internet regulation. He clarified that references to such polls are in the explanatory notes to the draft laws regulating the Internet.

On May 1, Vladimir Putin signed the law on autonomous runet, which is supposed to guarantee the “provision of safe and sustainable functioning” of the Internet in Russia. March 21, telecom operators warned of a possible slowdown in the development of the Internet because of this law. They believe that the bill may lead to technical failures and degradation of the quality of services.

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