MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin urged to carefully analyze the work of foreign companies in social networks during the election campaign in Russia.

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At the meeting with the leadership of the state Duma and the Federation Council the head of state pointed out that “in the famous powerful enough country overseas, our media started to put in the category of foreign agents, and regulation there (in the USA approx. TASS) these foreign agents are much more stringent than that proposed in our law.”

He recalled that the share of advertising time from RT and Sputnik, the U.S. was minimal – hundredths of a percent, then notwithstanding all the hype around this. “And we have what? How have they [companies] is here?” – drew the attention of the President .

“We in no event it is impossible to narrow the space of freedom on the Internet, but should you look closely, some of the company online, in social networks, how they are widely involved in our internal political life, – said Putin. In particular, it will be necessary to carefully analyze how they will behave during the presidential election campaign”.

Putin said what he said on this issue “is not a solution, this is just a thought out loud.” “I’m not saying that we need a hasty decision, it is not now, and not before the election to do. But we have to see what happens to perform, and then clear picture of the situation to make decisions, if together we decide that these decisions will be necessary”, – asked the President to parliamentarians.