Facebook will block if the company violates the law, said the Minister

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The authorities will have no other option than blocking Facebook, if the social network will not fulfill the Russian legislation, told reporters the head of the Ministry Nikolai Nikiforov.

«If a company fails to comply with the legislation and does so consistently, without providing any reasoning, not voicing, for example, the need to provide a specific time to perform any technical activities. In this case, I think the legislator we will not leave any other way except to apply measures such as a lock,» said Nikiforov, answering the question whether it is possible to lock Facebook.

He stressed that such a measure will apply if the company will «consistently» to break the law.

Today, the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov said that Facebook will be blocked in Russia if will not fulfill the requirements of the law on personal data storage. According to him, the social network continues to meet the Agency that is exploring options for implementation of the law. He said that Roskomnadzor has no plans to test social network this year, but «think» on it in 2018.