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The State Duma announced the need for legal status for popular bloggers

Russian legislation should prescribe the legal status of professional

influencer bloggers and ban themadvertise dubious goods and services. This statement was made by Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Anton Gorelkin, RIA Novosti reports. The politician wrote on his Telegram channel that subscribers shared with him the story of a girl from Kuzbass who, due to a blogger's ad with an audience of about 400,000 people, became a victim of scammers. Deceived after watching an advertisement for a smartphone store, she tried to buy a device, transferred money, after which the attackers stopped communicating.

По словам парламентария, для профилактики In such cases, it is necessary to prescribe the legal status of professional influencers in the legislation, “but at the same time not to repeat the mistakes made in the law on the “registry of bloggers”. “In parallel, the state should promote any form of their self-organization and the formation of ethical rules. One of which, obviously, should be a ban on advertising dubious goods and services,” he concluded.