The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) of Russia has blocked access to the news aggregator from Google in Russia.
Access to the service has reportedly been limited on the basis of the requirement of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation due to “providing access to materials containing false information about the course of a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine.”
Google News is a news aggregator that displays publications from other media on a specific topic or by search terms.
On the second day after Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, Roskomnadzor demanded that the media remove materials in which what was happening was called a war.
On the night of March 4, Russian users discovered problems with access to Meduza, the BBC, Radio Liberty and Deutsche Welle.