SOCHI, February 15. /TASS/. The surge of fake news in the media must be prevented, head of the Russian media watchdog (Roskomnadzor) Alexander Zharov told reporters on Friday during the Russian Investment Forum.
"The spread of fake news is a scourge. And we definitely need to fight it, I don’t know if through raising fines or through other measures. Everyone must fight the spread of fake news, especially journalists," he said.
The Russian Investment Forum takes place in Sochi on February 14-15. The main topic of this year’s forum is the realization of national projects. The Roscongress Foundation acts as the forum’s organizer. The TASS Russian news agency is the general information partner and the official photohost of the Russian Investment Forum.