MOSCOW, July 7 (RAPSI) – Over 9,000 fake reports about the voting on Russia’s Constitution amendments have been revealed since June 5, according to Chair of the Civic Chamber’s Commission for Information, Mass Media and Communications Alexander Malkevich.
The fakes were revealed on social media platforms and websites of media labeled as foreign agents, Malkevich said on Tuesday. Nearly 3,000 fake news were revealed in Moscow, others in the regions, he stated.
On June 25, the All-Russian voting on amendments to Constitution started in the country and abroad. The main voting day, according to the presidential decree, was July 1; however, citizens could also vote from June 25 to 30. Residents of Moscow and Niznny Novgorod had an opportunity to vote online. According to the vote results protocol, 77.92% of Russians voted for the amendments; 21.27% said no to the changes.