Russia has ordered Google to remove the ‘illegal’ content or reduce its presence
Google is controlled by Russia. Per Reuters, the online company Roskomnadzor gave the company 24 hours to eliminate more than 26,000 incidents that appear to be illegal. If Google does not comply with this law, it could pay a fine of up to 10% of its annual revenue, in addition to seeing its services decline in the country. The commission also accused Google of banning Russian journalists, including government agencies RT and Sputnik.
“The suspension of Russian journalists and the support of protesters is a reflection of what Google has done in Russia,” the agency said.
This is not the first time Russia has threatened to do this to a Western tech company. In March, the country disrupted Twitter do not remove the restrictions quickly enough. Before the company complied with the order, Roskomnadzor threatened to close the tower completely. At the same time, the agency is likely to set up similar protests on Facebook, Google and YouTube for the same reasons. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Court records they have seen Reuters show that the company filed a lawsuit against Roskomnadzor on 12 YouTube videos that the agency ordered not to change. The images affect Putin’s opponents Alexei Navalny. Navalny and his supporters have been using YouTube to accuse President Putin of fraud and publicity protests against the Kremlin. We reached out to Google for comment.
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