The Prosecutor General’s Office told about the number of fakes during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The number of fakes on the Internet during the coronavirus pandemic has grown significantly; messages from 25 thousand resources have been deleted in Russia in six months. This was stated at the collegium by the first deputy prosecutor general Alexander Buksman on Thursday, July 30.

“More than 4 thousand sites have been blocked, illegal messages have been removed from more than 25 thousand resources,” Buksman said.

According to him, 153 requests were sent to Roskomnadzor to block inaccurate information, and for the same period in 2019 there were six such requirements.

As the Prosecutor General’s Office announced in early June, two of the three Internet fakes blocked since the beginning of the year relate specifically to the coronavirus.

Earlier, on June 8, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia reported that during the pandemic, the number of fakes on the Internet increased more than 10 times. As of June 4, the department sent 180 requests to Roskomnadzor to restrict access to Internet resources, 120 of them related to fakes about the coronavirus.

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Later, on July 27, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov told reporters that now one cannot believe all the information “right after the first reading, especially on hot and topical topics.” In his words, “you always need to keep your mind sober.”

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