Russia’s communications regulator has blocked the information aggregator service of Alphabet’s Google, accusing it of permitting entry to what it calls faux materials concerning the nation’s army operation in Ukraine, Interfax information company stated on Wednesday.
“We have confirmed that some individuals are having issue accessing the Google News app and web site in Russia and that this isn’t as a consequence of any technical points on our finish,” Google stated in assertion.
“We have labored onerous to maintain info providers like Information accessible to folks in Russia for so long as doable.”
Interfax said Roskomnadzor, the regulator, had acted on a request from the workplace of Russia’s prosecutor basic.
“The American on-line information useful resource in query supplied entry to quite a few publications and supplies containing inauthentic and publicly vital details about the course of the particular army operation on the territory of Ukraine,” Interfax quoted the regulator as saying.
A brand new Russian legislation makes it unlawful to report any occasion that might discredit the Russian army.
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