: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine Extends Quarantine on Russian Social Media

KYIV, Ukraine—Although Ukraine began to ease off its national coronavirus lockdown last week, the country’s ongoing quarantine against Russian disinformation remains in full force.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy approved a measure Friday extending for another three years a national ban on Russian social media sites, email services, and internet search engines. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, had adopted the measure May 13.

“Fake news in countries with established democracies are equal to weapons of mass destruction,” Ivan Bakanov, head of the Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, wrote in a report to Ukraine’s parliament.

“A hybrid war continues against Ukraine, while we continue …read more

Source:: The Daily Signal


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