Russia uses “fake news” laws to remove “inaccurate” coronavirus information

The Russian government’s communication watchdog has forced a number of media outlets to remove news reports about the coronavirus that it deemed “inaccurate, socially significant information.” Invoking newly enacted “fake news” laws, the federal regulator Roskomnadzor requested that both Govorit Magadan news website and Echo of Moscow radio station remove material “disseminated under the guise […]

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