Russia: Google does not remove enough content

Monday, 24. May 2021 15:42

The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) said on Monday that Alphabet Inc's Google and YouTube do not filter and delete enough content banned in Russia, adding that slowing down the company's traffic is not excluded.

Roskomnadzor told TASS that between 20% and 30% of links to prohibited websites hosting content related to terrorist organizations, pornography of minors, online drug sales and calls to illegal actions are not removed from Google's search results on average. Meanwhile, YouTube failed to remove over 5,000 pieces of forbidden content, including 3,500 calling for extremism, according to the watchdog.

Google will have to remove the banned content within 24 hours to avoid having its traffic speed restricted. Russia previously slowed down Twitter's traffic over the same claims of not removing banned posts sufficiently.

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