Russia says Fb, Google distributed political advertisements on election day

MOSCOW: Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor stated tech giants Google and Fb had allowed political promoting throughout Sunday’s regional elections regardless of being requested to ban such publicity.

“Such actions could be seen as interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections within the Russian Federation”, the watchdog stated on its web site.

Reuters was not capable of instantly attain Google or Fb for feedback.

Russia is holding regional elections on Sunday, together with in Moscow, after the exclusion of many opposition candidates triggered huge protests within the Russian capital over the previous a number of weeks.

Roskomnadzor stated on Friday it requested Fb and Google to ban the publication of political promoting throughout elections on Sunday and on a previous day, in step with Russian legislation.

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