Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor blocks access to CIA, FBI websites for ‘spreading false information’

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Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor blocked access to the US State Department’s Rewards for Justice website on Friday, alongside the websites for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

‘Roscomnadzor has restricted access to some resources that are owned by government organizations of hostile countries for dissemination of materials that are aimed at the destabilization of the social and political situation in Russia,’ the agency told TASS in a statement.

It said the agency acted based on Federal Law #149 On Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information.

The websites were found to contain materials that ‘contain inaccuracies in socially important information and discredit the Russian Federation’s armed forces,’ Roskomnadzor said.