Special Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Steven Seagal compared fakes with drug cartels

The spread of fake news poses a threat to all of humanity. This opinion was expressed by the actor and Special Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry for Humanitarian Relations between Russia and the United States Steven Seagal, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.

Stephen Seagal arrived in Kazan, where he spoke at a press conference dedicated to the V Global Forum of Young Diplomats. The actor will also take part in this event.

He believes that fakes are the most dangerous tool that has fallen into the hands of a person. The actor noted that drug cartels and nuclear weapons are often considered the most dangerous, and the role of fake news is underestimated.

Segal added that he would like to help young diplomats through these events. According to him, it is important for them to be able to properly interact with people and communicate with them.

Earlier it was reported that at the end of June the State Duma adopted in the third reading a bill on the suspension of media activities for spreading fakes. So, for the first violation, the suspension will be three months, for the second – six, after which the registration of the media is invalidated.

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