Ekaterina Belyaeva commented to RBC on the deletion of disparaging information posted anonymously on the Internet
Recently, courts have been allowing lawsuits against website owners/administrators for deletion of disparaging information posted online by anonymous users. Such lawsuits require, among other things, the establishment of legal circumstance, i.e. the availability of defamatory information, and allow the deletion of discrediting feedback about individuals or companies by a single court decision.
However, as Ekaterina Belyaeva, Junior Associate at Forte Tax & Law, notes website owners/administrators could be so interested in preserving post anonymity that even the risk of sanctions from Roskomnadzor would not put them off. And if the willingness to fight against a public agency is combined with serious resources, then any court decision to block (delete) certain information could really end up unenforceable.
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