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Nizhny Novgorod Region's court fines journalist $4,000 for coronavirus fake

12:05 11/11/2020

MOSCOW, November 11 (RAPSI) – A court has fined journalist and admin of one of the Telegram channels Alexander Pichugin 300,000 rubles ($4,000) for distributing fake news about coronavirus, RAPSI has learnt from the United press service of the Nizhny Novgorod Region’s courts of general jurisdiction.

The man has been found guilty of public distribution under the guise of truth of knowingly false information posing a threat to human life and safety.

According to case papers, in mid-April 2020, Pichugin posted false information on the infection spread in Russia on his Telegram channel having 1,306 subscribers. Over 717 internet users saw the publication. Thus, the defendant’s actions could lead to the misbalance of living conditions of people.ws about coronavirus, RAPSI has learnt from the United press service of the Nizhny Novgorod Region’s courts of general jurisdiction.

The man has been found guilty of public distribution under the guise of truth of knowingly false information posing a threat to human life and safety.

According to case papers, in mid-April 2020, Pichugin posted false information on the infection spread in Russia on his Telegram channel having 1,306 subscribers. Over 717 internet users saw the publication. Thus, the defendant’s actions could lead to the misbalance of living conditions of people.

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Nizhny Novgorod Region's court fines journalist $4,000 for coronavirus fake

12:05 11/11/2020 A court has fined journalist and admin of one of the Telegram channels Alexander Pichugin 300,000 rubles ($4,000) for distributing fake news about coronavirus.
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