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Russia talks about social media dangers again on example of Kazakhstan riots

Source : 112 Ukraine

Peskov noted that the Kremlin will not take any measures on social media
18:06, 10 January 2022

Dmitriy Peskov
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Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, said that the use of social media to involve citizens in illegal actions, as was the case in Kazakhstan, was an evil that needed to be curbed, Interfax reports.

"Social networks, obviously, in addition to good, also carry evil. And the task is to take measures to stop this evil," Peskov told reporters.

He noted that this is not new, but an old story.

"It's just that it has once again found its obvious confirmation in the recent events in Kazakhstan," said the spokesman for the Russian president.

Peskov noted that the Kremlin will not take any measures on social media.

However, Russian President Putin said that the experience of recent events in Kazakhstan confirms the use of cyberspace and social networks in the recruitment of extremists and terrorists.

As it was reported, protests in Kazakhstan began against the background of rising gas prices, clashes with security forces, seizure of office buildings and looting began in the cities.

By January 4, protests had spread across the country. Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in several major cities, including Almaty. Kazakhstan has declared a critical level of the terrorist threat.

As of January 9, 164 people had died since protests in Kazakhstan, including three children. President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared January 10 a day of national mourning in the Republic.

Related: Kazakhstan unrest: Putin vows to defend ex-soviet allies from ‘color revolutions’

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