Google has began to get rid of certain entries from the search results of its leads to Russian federation in compliance with long standing needs coming from the authorities, the Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday.
Russian federation fined Google $7,500 in November 2018 for failing to take down some search engine results. New laws which went into effect in November 2017 demand engines like google to delete scans to sites blacklisted by Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor.
Roskomnadzor, which bans sites containing prohibited info on subjects including child pornography, suicide and drugs, has likewise been accused of being a tool of state censorship. The regulator has obstructed access to corruption investigations by opposition activist Alexei Navalny, the LinkedIn social networking and also the Telegram messaging app, and it is presently investigating BBC Russian federation more than potential violations.
Source: The Moscow Times