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Articles with tag "Fake news"
Russia Jails Foreigner 5 Years for ‘War Fakes’
The Colombian man is the first foreigner known to be jailed under Russia's laws against “fake news” about the military.
Russian Politician Katz Arrested in Absentia for Spreading ‘Fake’ News About Ukraine
Maxim Katz discusses and criticizes Russia's military actions in Ukraine to his more than 1.7 million subscribers.
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Putin Signs Law Punishing Mercenaries' Critics With Jail
Violators who criticize or spread “false information” about volunteer forces and private mercenary units such as Wagner face up to 15 years in prison...
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Colombian Faces 10 Years in Jail for Ukraine War ‘Fakes’
A Moscow court ordered the arrest of Giraldo Saray Alberto Enrique who will remain in custody until June 8 ahead of a trial.
Lacking Oversight, Telegram Thrives in Ukraine Disinformation Battle
False news often spreads via public groups, or chats, with potentially fatal effects.
TikTok Suspends Posting of New Videos From Russia
TikTok said it recognizes "the heightened risk and impact of misleading information during a time of crisis.”
Putin Signs Law Introducing Jail Terms for 'Fake News' on Army
The past year has seen an unprecedented crackdown on independent and critical voices in Russia that only intensified after the start of the invasion.
News Outlets Halt Work in Russia Over 'Fake News' Jail Terms
Two Russian outlets, Nobel Prize-winning newspaper Novaya Gazeta and business news website The Bell, said Friday they will stop reporting on Russia's invasion...
Russian Lawmakers Eye 15-Year Prison Terms for ‘Fakes’ About Ukraine Invasion
Russian authorities have already threatened to block or fine news websites that describe the "special military operation" in Ukraine as a war or invasion...
Claims of Coronavirus’ Manmade Origin Are Fake, Russia Says
Videos claiming the coronavirus “is a genetically modified bioweapon” have been ordered to be taken down.
word of mouth
Russia Bans ‘Discussions’ of Fake Coronavirus News
Spreading fake information about Covid-19 — either by publishing it or discussing it — is punishable by up to five years in jail.
no laughing matter
Russia Opens Criminal Probe Against Satirist Over Virus Video
Blogger Alexander Thorn said he was mocking a conspiracy theory about the coronavirus originating in a Russian lab.
Russia Orders Twitter, Facebook to Delete ‘Fake’ Coronavirus News
Facebook reportedly complied with a request to delete information about the number of coronavirus cases in Russia.
Russian News Outlets Ordered to Take Down ‘Fake’ Coronavirus News
Authorities have threatened to revoke the licenses of outlets found to be distributing false information about the virus that “sows panic.”
Watch your words
Russia Doles Out First ‘Fake News’ Fine Over Moscow Protest Interviews
Authorities deemed the interviews to be “actions aimed at stirring up the public masses.”
It's all relative
Russian, North Korean State Media Team Up to Fight ‘Fake News’
Russia's TASS and North Korea's KCNA will work together in countering the "misrepresentation of information," they said.
Half of Russians Can’t Tell Fake News, Real News Apart – State Pollster
Almost one-third of Russians said they have encountered fake news online and one-fifths on television in recent years.
On the record
Russia to Set Up ‘Fake News Database’
Offending online news outlets could be legally blocked if the “fake news” is not deleted.
Most Russians Believe New Law Will Curb ‘Fake News’ – Poll
President Putin has signed a set of laws carrying punishments for spreading “fake news” and showing “blatant disrespect” to the state.
Putin Signs 'Fake News,' 'Internet Insults' Bills Into Law
Insulting state symbols and the authorities, including Putin, will carry a fine of up to 300,000 rubles and 15 days in jail.
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