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StopFake reports about blocking its website in Crimea

14.12.2016, 15:41

Access to the StopFake site is blocked on the territory of Russian-occupied Crimea. Margo Hontar, the StopFake project co-founder said to Krym.Realii on Dec. 12.

Meanwhile, the team captures 3% of users visit site on peninsula and the Facebook page of the project has 157 members from Crimea.
According to Hontar, the team conducted a survey of Internet users in Russia, and they recieved some conflicting data.
"For example, we learned that our site is not seeing from some points of Moscow. At the same time, it is possible to visit site from other places in the same Moscow. Users who couldn't get to the site, recieved a message from Roskomnadzor that site is not recommended,"- said Hontar.

Site for fact checking was launched on Mar. 2, 2014. Teachers, students and graduates of Mohyla School of Journalism and programs for journalists and editors of Digital Future of Journalism founded website. The project aims to test and refute distorted information and propaganda released to the media about what is going on in Ukraine. The project is not supported financially by government agencies of Ukraine.

According to Emine Dzheppar, the First deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, 60 Ukrainian sites are blocked in Crimea.

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