23 Mar 2022 22:57

Access to Google News service blocked in Russia - Roskomnadzor

MOSCOW. March 23 (Interfax) - The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has blocked the Google News service in Russia for access to numerous materials containing unreliable information about the situation in Ukraine, the telecoms regulator told Interfax on Wednesday.

"Based on a request from the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, Roskomnadzor has restricted access to the Internet service News.Google in the country," the statement said.

The access to the online resource news.google.com has been blocked, the telecoms regulator said.

"The mentioned U.S. Internet news resource provided access to numerous publications and materials containing unreliable, publicly significant information about the course of the special military operation in Ukraine," the statement said.