Putin About To Sign Law Punishing “Fake News” And Government Critics

Posted on March 13, 2019 7:38 pm

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely sign new legislation which will punish online media outlets for spreading “fake news” – or material that insults state officials, according to Bloomberg

The new laws were passed by the upper house of parliament on Wednesday in a near-unanimous vote – which Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said were “undoubtedly” necessary and “well thought-out.” 

“One can hardly agree with the view that this is some sort of censorship,” suggested Peskov. 

Under the new laws, prosecutors will be able to complain about