80 pro-suicide VKontakte groups blocked by Cyberguards


80 groups encouraging suicide, hosted at the VKontakte social networking site, have been uncovered by members of the Safe Internet League-established Cyberguard volunteer movement since the beginning of 2016. The resources were reported by Cyberguards to Roskomnadzor. As of this moment, all of these groups’ URLs have been put on the Official Russian Blacklist and blocked by the watchdog.

The groups in question were actively disseminating suicide videos, psychedelic materials, detailed suicide how-tos, discussing high-profile teenage suicides. The most popular of these numbered 20 000 users.