Google and Facebook in Russian Election

Google and Facebook respond to allegations of interference in Russian elections

Google has released statements regarding political advertising on its sites, including search engine and YouTube.

Google claims to support only responsible political advertising that complies with local laws. There is no direct mention of the elections that took place last weekend in Russia, but it is obvious that these statements are connected with claims to Google by Roskomnadzor.

A response was received from Facebook. The Russian press service of the social network said that “the responsibility for complying with the electoral law of a country lies with advertisers posting their content on Facebook.” At the same time, Facebook considers complaints about advertisements and takes measures if this or that advertisement violates the law.

Recall that Roskomnadzor revealed unfair political advertising in the advertising networks Facebook and Google, considering it was the intervention of American companies in the internal political affairs of Russia. Under Russian law, campaigning for a particular candidate on the day and directly on election day is prohibited. Apparently, the Facebook and Google employees who are responsible for approving advertising banners and videos are not aware of this, and they did not block the display of political advertising on September 7 and 8. Roskomnadzor previously notified Facebook and Google about the need to take measures to prevent the spread of political advertising in the “days of silence.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


5G launch in Russian regions

Named 5G launch in Russian regions

The head of the Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov told RBC about when the fifth-generation communication networks will be launched in Russia. According to him, this will happen in the coming years. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the 5G pilot networks of several mobile operators are already working in test mode, and the mass introduction […]

secure network with traffic encryption

MaximaTelecom launches a secure network with traffic encryption

MaximaTelecom, the operator of public Wi-Fi networks, launched Internet access using the Hotspot 2.0 technology in the Moscow metro. This technology guarantees increased security of data exchange with traffic encryption and protection against connection to phishing hotspots. When connecting to Wi-Fi in the Moscow metro, users now see two networks – MT_FREE and MT. When […]

advice to owners of smartphones

Telegram developers gave valuable advice to owners of smartphones Huawei and Xiaomi

Users of Huawei and Xiaomi smartphones have filled up Telegram support with questions about why notifications from the messenger stop coming on their devices. Telegram developers updated the official FAQ section and told how to overcome this problem. According to them, smartphones Huawei and Xiaomi are too aggressive in fighting notifications from third-party applications, including […]

released Android 10

Google has released Android 10. The update is now available

Google has released Android 10. The update is available for Pixel smartphones of all generations and will be ported to devices from different manufacturers in the coming days, weeks, months and years. In Android 10, a dark theme appeared, which applies to the system and some applications of Google and third-party developers. A new navigation […]