In this sense, we have a new phenomenon, when there is a community, there is a state, there is a private business, and there are these incomprehensible organizations that also own communities, which [...] enjoy very great influence. We not only have people who have hundreds of millions of followers who [...] also influence their opinion. The emergence of new sects and new [...] movements that cause mass psychosis of people. We also see quite a lot happening now in the 21st century, especially against the backdrop of the pandemic, — Ruben Vardanian, Co-founder, Noôdome.
For the most part [...], we are not at all prepared psychologically, morally, or ethically for such an active development of online communities. We focus quite often on the opinion of communities – they directly or indirectly manipulate us [...] Now that the state has taken up the regulation of the Internet, it will be even tougher. Not only in Russia and not only [the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media] […] It’s clear that the law will always lag behind in the regulation of legal relations between the state and the community as well as the community and the citizen. The community has a tremendous impact, but we don’t know what to do with it or how to use it for good […] In our country, many traditional NPOs go online, but, as a rule, their network communities […] aren’t very successful – they are more pages for their members. But good, interesting, widespread, professional, and a wide variety of social networking communities have great influence and weight, but there is no legal framework and no legal mechanisms to support these communities, — Vladislav Grib, Deputy Secretary, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.