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Rospotrebnadzor brings in experts to monitor suicide websites

posted 5 Feb 2013, 10:58 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Feb 2013, 10:59 ]
1 February 2013

These experts include doctors and PhD candidates in medicine, psychology, education and linguistics, as well as researchers and specialists from Russia's leading research organisations. 

Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Supervision Agency for Customer Protection and Human Welfare) is confident that the specialists will draw "highly-professional conclusions" on individual webpages which contain suspicious texts or photographs. 

"The expert conclusions will form the basis for decisions to be taken on whether the pages contain (or do not contain) banned information about methods of committing suicide, or incitement to commit suicide," the department's press service said. 

Rospotrebnadzor intends to widen the pool of experts involved in determining whether Internet content contains banned information, the department's press service told eLiberator.