Russian soldiers to face selfie and social media posts ban over security concerns

Russian soldiers and other military personnel may soon be facing a ban on social media posts on grounds of security concerns.

The Russian defense ministry has drafted a law to place such a ban, reported the BBC.

According to the bill, photos, videos and other material uploaded to the internet could pose useful to an enemy by disclosing military details. The report further adds that automatic geolocation can show where a military unit is deployed.

 

The bill affects “contract” soldiers, who can be sent abroad, not conscripts.

According to the BBC, Russian soldiers posts in the past have revealed forces deployed to Ukraine and Syria. In July 2014 a BBC reporter tweeted an image of a post by a Russian soldier who proudly reported delivering Grad rockets to the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

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