Roskomnadzor has blocked websites of Voice of America, BBC, DW and some other media outlets over fake news - agency
MOSCOW. March 4 (Interfax) - A number of foreign media outlets and their projects in Russia have been blocked over fake news about the events unfolding in the Ukrainian territory, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) told Interfax on Friday.
"On the orders from the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, Roskomnadzor has restricted access to a number of information resources operated by foreign media outlets, including those designated as foreign agents in Russia. In particular, access has been blocked to the websites of Voice of America (designated as a foreign-agent media outlet by the Russian Justice Ministry), BBC, DW, Meduza (designated as a foreign-agent media outlet by the Russian Justice Ministry), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (designated as a foreign-agent media outlet by the Russian Justice Ministry) and their projects, as well as a number of other information resources," Roskomnadzor said.
The access to the aforesaid information resources has been blocked in Russia for "the purposeful and systematic publishing of materials containing false information about the essence of the special military operation in Ukrainian territory, its form, methods of military operations (attacks on the civilian population, strikes on civilian infrastructure elements), and the number of casualties in the Russian Armed Forces and the civilian population," it said.