Russia’s sanction warning to Google


AA | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 14:25 | Last Updated: 25 05 2021 – 14:25

The Russian Federal Information Technologies and Mass Communication Supervisory Authority (Roskomnadzor) reported that sanctions could be imposed on Google, the technology company headquartered in the United States, on the grounds that it does not block illegal content.

In a written statement from Roskomnadzor, it was noted that 20 to 30 percent of links to illegal content in Russia were not removed in Google’s search results.

In the statement, warning that sanctions could be imposed on the company and its affiliated services such as YouTube for not removing the content in question, “Google is the platform where illegal content is spread the most in Russia. The company has been given one day to remove the content in question, otherwise measures such as slowing down the speed will be applied. ” It was said.

With the decision taken on March 10, Roskomnadzor slowed Twitter’s speed by 50 percent on mobile devices on the grounds that suicide, obscene and drug-promoting content was not removed.