Roskomnadzor deputy head Vadim Subbotin, speaking at the 11th Safe Internet Forum, said that Russia is currently in a full-scale information war unleashed against Russia by Western countries.
Today we are in a full-scale information war waged by Western countries against our citizens and our economy,” Subbotin said. – We are confronted by the biggest IT giants. Since the special military operation large information platforms were used for throwing in unreliable and false information. And on a scale that we have never encountered before. From the launching of botnets, to the use of advertising technologies. This was a pre-planned information campaign. RF requests to remove dangerous content were ignored.
He also added that major Western news outlets support the dissemination of false information about the course of the special military operation in Ukraine.
In response, we are taking measures aimed at protecting our citizens in the information space. More than 85,000 such materials have already been blocked. Recommendation algorithms were used as well. Pro-Russian viewpoints have been blocked. We are witnessing a picture of an American platform promoting unreliable information and discriminating against Russian media. Apparently, this is what Western countries call freedom of speech. There is a war against our country on all fronts. At the same time, we see a significant growth in Russian Internet sites. The Russian Federation has its own services, which are competitors to the leading Western resources.