27th January 2023 – (Moscow) The Russian communications watchdog, Roscomnadzor, on Friday said it restricted access to the websites of the US Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and some other foreign websites for spreading materials that contain inaccuracies in socially important information and discredit the Russian armed forces.
“Roscomnadzor has restricted access to some resources that are owned by government organizations of hostile countries for dissemination of materials that are aimed at the destabilization of the social and political situation in Russia,” the agency told TASS in a statement.
The agency acted based on Federal Law #149 On Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information, it said.
The websites were found to contain materials that “contain inaccuracies in socially important information and discredit the Russian Federation’s armed forces,” Roscomnadzor said.
Earlier reports that said access to the CIA and FBI websites was curbed were based on data from the agency’s online service that tracks restrictions of access to websites and web pages. According to the service, access was limited to the websites at www.cia.gov and www.fbi.gov.