Russia blocks Google News

Russia’s communications regulator has blocked Google News, the news aggregator service of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google. The blockage was issued on the grounds that Google is allowing access to what it calls fake information about the country’s military operation in Ukraine, Interfax news agency said on Wednesday. However, the move also comes after Google said it would not help websites, apps, and YouTube channels sell ads alongside content that is deemed to exploit, dismiss or condone the conflict in Ukraine. The company issued a statement in which they explained they have worked hard to ‘keep information services like News accessible to people in Russia for as long as possible.’