List of banned news sites since Russia’s Ukraine invasion made public

Czech Radio’s news site has acquired an official list of websites from the country’s military intelligence service that the spy agency requested to be removed from the republic’s internet infrastructure. The information was initially kept secret by the military intelligence service.

The list contains more than 20 websites, which military intelligence describes as “known and confirmed entities taking part in hybrid activity supporting the aggressive steps taken by the Russian Federation”. According to Czech military intelligence this was a “preventative measure” which would remove access to disinformation news sites.

However, according to a Czech Radio reader’s survey, many of the sites are still accessible if the user changes their VPN address.

Author: Tom McEnchroe