Roskomnadzor threatens to block Google for refusing to take banned sites out of search results

Roskomnadzor threatens to block Google for refusing to take banned sites out of search results

According to Vadim Subbotin, the law “On Information” may be amended because of Google, and the search engine may be blocked.

The Google search service may be blocked if it continues to ignore the requirements of the Russian authorities to filter out prohibited sites in search results, said Vadim Subbotin, deputy head of Roskomnadzor, as quoted by Interfax.

 “The current law does not imply blocking, it only implies an administrative fine,” said Subbotin. “But you understand that if left with no other choice, we will have every opportunity to resolve the issue at the legislative level.”

According to Vadim Subbotin, the law “On Information” may be amended because of Google, and the search engine may be blocked.

 “We are talking about child pornography, suicides, drugs, gambling, and the sale of alcohol. We are talking about extremism and terrorism. That information is forbidden in our country. And that’s what we want Google to filter out,” the deputy head of Roskomnadzor added.

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