Russia Signs New Laws Censoring State Critics

HeadlineMar 20, 2019

Meanwhile, in Russia, President Vladimir Putin signed two new media laws Monday in what critics say is a ramp-up of state censorship. The laws target so-called fake news and criticism of public officials, and impose penalties on individuals and groups that disrespect the state, including hefty fines and blocking the sites. Individuals are also subject to imprisonment for certain offenses.

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