The Moscow Times: Russia Pushes Google to Block Report on Low Virus Deaths, Probes NYT and FT

The Moscow Times: Russia Pushes Google to Block Report on Low Virus Deaths, Probes NYT and FT. “Russia’s state communications watchdog has demanded that Google block a Russian news website’s article on a Financial Times report about Russia’s possibly undercounted coronavirus deaths. Roskomnadzor, the watchdog, said Thursday it was probing reports by FT and The New York Times, which analyzed official mortality data to investigate whether Russia is undercounting its coronavirus deaths, to establish whether they violated the country’s law against disinformation. It did not say whether it planned to punish the media outlets, as demanded by some Russian officials.”