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Russia blocks Google News, citing 'Inauthentic' info on Ukraine conflict

Google news became the latest major service to be blocked in Russia after it invaded Ukraine a month ago

Russia blocks Google News, citing Inauthentic info on Ukraine conflict
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Google news became the latest major service to be blocked in Russia after it invaded Ukraine a month ago. The country's communications regulator has blocked the news aggregator service of Alphabet Inc's Google, accusing it of allowing access to what it calls fake material about the country's military operation in Ukraine, Interfax news agency said on Wednesday.

Issuing a statement on the matter Google said, "We've confirmed that some people are having difficulty accessing the Google News app and website in Russia and that this is not due to any technical issues on our end." "We've worked hard to keep information services like News accessible to people in Russia for as long as possible." Interfax said Roskomnadzor, the regulator, had acted on a request from the office of Russia's prosecutor general.


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