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Regulation of the recommendation algorithms of social networks and marketplaces was proposed to be implemented in Russia

March 30, 2021|
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The Moscow branch of the Russian Bar Association has submitted proposals on the regulation of recommendation services to the State Duma and the Federation Council. These are services used in social networks, news aggregators, online cinemas and marketplaces, which, according to the Association, should be independently audited and disabled at the request of users.  

Users should be able to turn off recommendation algorithms, while maintaining the availability of the service itself, experts of the commission say. In their opinion, it is also necessary to control the use of recommendation algorithms to promote illegal content. As the head of the commission, Alexander Zhuravlev, explained, the algorithms of recommendations artificially create an anomalous interest in goods and immerse a person in an information vacuum in accordance with his beliefs.

On March 29, the proposals were sent to the head of the Ministry of Digital Development Maksut Shadayev, the head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Alexander Khinshtein, and the deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Legislation and State Construction, Irina Rukavishnikova.

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