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Russian censorship agency plans to create public registry of fake news sites

Source: TASS

During a media forum on “Truth and Fairness” in Sochi, the leader of Roskomnadzor, Russia’s regulatory agency for communications, said the agency intends to publish a registry of unreliable or fake news sources on its website.

On March 18, a law penalizing the distribution of ‘fake news’ in Russia went into effect. It does not include language about the creation of a fake news registry, but it does allow for news sites to be blocked and for penalties against individuals and organizations. 

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