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Тенденции в регулировании российской блогосферы

Шерстобоева Е. А., Павленко В. Ю.

This article aims to reveal the trends in the regulation of the blogosphere in Russia. The timeliness of the research is determined by the 2014 changes in the legal status of bloggers and those who organize the dissemination of mass information on the Internet. The research examines scholarly approaches to criteria of blogoshere. It also studies the rules and application of the blogger’s statute. It has been argued that the statute establishes inflexible criteria to determine bloggers and attempts to apply the rules set up for journalists to bloggers. The research also observes a contradiction, in that legislators increase state control over the blogosphere while law enforcers restrain from the application of strict measures, which are stipulated in the blogger’s statute.