Ivanovo police will carefully monitor the page «Vkontakte»

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova photobacteria in the social network Vkontakte. Archival photoIvanovo police will carefully monitor the page «Vkontakte»© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The management of the Affairs of the Ivanovo region declared auction on rendering of services for the right to use monitoring program social network «Vkontakte». This information is posted on the official procurement website.

The customer must have the ability to view all messages found by the search query or a language dictionary for any date since October 2006, and choose the geographical origin of the content and source categories — messages, attachments, comments, videos.

The program needs to filter searches, including types of content (posts, reposts, comments, media, videos). The purchase amount of 85 thousand rubles. A year ago, the Ministry of internal Affairs in the Ivanovo region posted a similar purchase. It clearly stated that to access the monitoring program «Vkontakte» is planned for the needs of the centre to combat extremism.

In a press-service Ministry of internal Affairs in the Ivanovo region was unable to immediately comment on the purchase, and advised to send a formal request.

Rights are not violated

Such a system for monitoring the social network «Vkontakte» does not violate the constitutional rights of citizens, as we are talking about the analysis of public information, reported RIA Novosti head of the Department of criminal procedure, justice and prosecutorial oversight, law faculty, Moscow state University Professor Leonid Golovko.

«We are talking about an external monitor available, public information that exists in huge volumes and requires at least a preliminary analysis. Given that social media is a place where, in particular, committed a crime, you need to keep track of these moments calls to extremism, incitement to suicide, etc. in addition, monitoring is needed to search for the information that might seem suspicious from the point of view of ensuring public order and security», — said Golovko.

Previously owning a social network «Vkontakte» company Mail.ru Group asked the state Duma to introduce a bill on Amnesty for persons convicted of extremism, dissemination of information and other social media activity, including likes, repost, publish images if such action had socially dangerous consequences.

One of the last high-profile criminal cases «for the likes» and «reposts» — it’s Altai student Mary Motunau, which several years ago has kept in his page in the social network photos, are interested in law enforcement. Against her immediately initiated two criminal cases, the girl faces up to five years in prison. Case already dealt with in the Barnaul court.

YTD there have been several high-profile incident in Russian schools. One of the most notorious cases occurred in April in Bashkiria. The student remedial class in Sterlitamak in the morning was attacked with a knife at my classmates and tried to start a fire. All four suffered: the teacher, the two girls and the instigator.

It later emerged that the teenager from Sterlitamak added to your page in a social network «Vkontakte» videos of attacks on schools, aircraft attacks on the twin towers in new York city and write about Nazi Germany. Directly before the attack he posted a video about the attack on the American school «Columbine».