Prague court rejects complaint over banned disinformation websites

The Prague Municipal Court has rejected a complaint against the Defense Ministry over its decision to block a number of websites spreading disinformation in connection with the Russian war in Ukraine. The ruling was announced by the non-profit organizations Institute H21 and Open Society, which filed the complaint. On February 25, the day after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Czech government called for measures to be taken to prevent the dissemination of false and misleading information in cyberspace regarding the Russian aggression. The National Cyber Operations Centre at the Ministry of Defence promptly ordered a number of sites to be temporarily blocked.