The claim of the CEC and Roskomnadzor to Google cannot be called an emergency situation, this is normal operation departments, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. It was quoted by RIA Novosti on Wednesday, September 5.
“It’s a day’s work, say, monitor a variety of media information platform for compliance with current legislation. So I don’t think that you can ignore, of course, such displays, but is impossible to treat this as some kind of emergency. This is a common work of the relevant departments and authorities to monitor the media for compliance with the current legislation”, — said Peskov.
September 4, Roskomnadzor has sent a warning letter to Google on the inadmissibility of intervention in the Russian election campaign. The Department believes that the YouTube videos are published urging spectators to the violation of applicable law.
The Central election Commission of Russia also sent to American company a letter of complaint to the distribution of calls to participate in political campaigns.
Later in the Roskomnadzor reported that on lock YouTube out of the question. The reactions of the representatives of Google in the appeal of the Russian authorities is still unknown.
Single voting day in Russia will take place on 9 September.
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