Russia blocks the page of the German tabloid Bild

Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa/picture alliance / Deutsche Welle

The Russian communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, blocked access to the website of the German tabloid Bild in Russia, according to the Interfax agency and verified by EFE. The page was blocked at the request of the General Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday, according to the Russian media.

In recent weeks, Russia has blocked and prohibited access in the country to various media outlets and information resources, both international and Russian, critical of the Kremlin. The argument put forward is that they spread false information about the so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine or allowed, in the case of social networks, calls for violence against Russians, including the military.

Among those banned are the international outlets Euronews, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America and Radio Liberty, as well as the Russian independents Echo Moscow, Tv Rain and Meduza (based in Latvia).

In addition, Russia restricted access to Google’s news service and the social networks Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. (ef)