Russia Blocks Chess Website for Critical Articles
Russia has blocked the popular site Chess.com for publishing two articles about the war in Ukraine.
The blocking is at the request of the Russian prosecutor’s office because of the spreading of false information.
Chess.com thus joins a list of Western websites that are banned in Russia. For example, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been muzzled before.
In one article, the website condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A second critical article appeared on the location of Russian and Belarusian flags during chess tournament rebroadcasts.
The popular chess website hosts more than ten million online chess competitions every day.