Roskomnadzor warns Google about serious consequences if rally ads reappear on YouTube
The Service demanded that the American company stop advertising illegal events on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Roskomnadzor (the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications) demanded that Google no longer advertise illegal rallies on YouTube. Moreover, the agency threatened to take response measures if the conditions are not met.
Roskomnadzor set out its requirements to Google in the form of a letter. The document states that the refusal to take measures will be regarded as interference in the sovereign affairs of the Russian Federation, as well as hostile influence and obstruction of the holding of democratic elections in Russia.
According to the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications, some malicious organizations acquire various tools from the video hosting service, such as “push notifications”, in order to disseminate information about unauthorized rallies to disrupt elections of federal and regional significance.