Since the end of July 2019, the Federal Service for Communications and Communications Supervision (Roskomnadzor) has restricted access to the site of the international volunteer intelligence community InformNapalm, which is engaged in OSINT investigations.
This was reported on August 22 by journalist Roman Burko on his Facebook page.
According to him, InformNapalm was the first to be blocked among the resources of OSINT-investigations (not mass media), which investigate Russia’s involvement in aggression against Ukraine.
“I accidentally learned that since the end of July 2019, by the decision of the Zasviazha District Court in Ulyanovsk, Roskomnadzor has blocked access to our site InformNapalm.org for the Russians. This means that for a month now, Russian providers, or partially on a separate page, if there is a technical possibility, or completely block the entire site of users’ access. Therefore, in August 2019, the Russian audience fell slightly, 5 times , ”he said.
Roman Burko specified that the InformNapalm portal was blocked under clause 15.1 (a single registry of domain names, indexes of pages of websites on the Internet and network addresses that allow identifying sites on the Internet containing information that is prohibited in the Russian Federation). He noted that this clause “in no way concerns the materials of the resource and the date of the decision is strange “. According to the screenshot, the court ruled on November 9, 2012, instead the resource was created in 2014.
Recall that in 2015, the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, in cooperation with well-known bloggers and information resources, agreed to involve the InformNapalm team in conducting explanatory work and disseminating reliable facts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as publishing publications on foreign information resources.
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