Some BBC online reports may violate a Russian law which bans spreading the ideologies of terrorist organizations, the country’s media watchdog found in a probe launched in response to the British regulator’s ruling against RT. The content in question contained the quotes of Al-Baghdadi, the head of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), according to the statement from Roskomnadzor. The broadcaster’s websites, including the BBC Russian Service, are under investigation. “The probe is underway to check if these materials violate Russian anti-extremism law,” the statement said. The watchdog is also monitoring programs from BBC World News in Russia.

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