Imagine if everything that showed up on Google News had to go through Google GOOG -0.14% first for fact-checking. That’s the situation that might arise in Russia, hitting foreign and local web giants, such as Yandex, alike.
Russia has tight media controls that include a requirement to make sure all print, broadcast and online news is true. The Kremlin imposed these rules on bloggers as well in 2014, and now lawmakers from communist and center-left parties are trying to bring news aggregators into the fold.
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Source Credits: David Meyer in Fortune