Roskomnadzor blocks 85 websites with extremist content in 2014 so far

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April 23, 2014, 3:17 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Facebook and Vkontakte communities dedicated to the Ukrainian Right Sector are to be banned, says Roskomnadzor Head Alexander Zharov.


The Interfax-Ukraine News Agency – a company belonging to the Interfax Information Services international group – has been an information provider in the political and economic information market of Ukraine since 1992.

Moscow - The Federal Service for Supervision in Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) blocked 85 websites with extremist content since the beginning of the year, Roskomnadzor Head Alexander Zharov said at a media forum in St. Petersburg on April 23. "The prosecutor's office gave us information on 189 websites - 85 of them have been blocked and remaining 104 deleted extremism-related information. Not a single mass media outlet was among the websites that were blocked," Zharov said.

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