It appears that several Russian media sites have been hacked and at least three are currently displaying an anti-war message.
Dear citizens. We invite you to stop this madness, do not send your children and your husbands to certain death. A message written in Russian on Forbes Russia, Fontanka and Take Della and seen by CNN reads: Putin is making us lie and endangering us.
We have been cut off from the whole world, and oil and gas are no longer traded. “In a few years, we will live as in North Korea,” the statement added.
Why do we need this? To put Putin in the textbooks? This is not our war, let’s stop it! ”
The letter was signed by Anonymous, the hacking group, and by a group that says they are “interested journalists”.
This message will be deleted and some of us will be expelled or even imprisoned. “But we can’t take this anymore,” they said.
The websites of state news agencies TASS, Kommersant and Izvestia were also hacked and are currently down. Reuters reported that the TASS website was also showing the same anti-war message. Social media users reported seeing the same message on the Kommersant and Izvestia websites.
CNN cannot independently verify the Reuters and social media reports as the message appears to have been removed.
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