Russian Internet Watchdog Urges YouTube to Refrain From Promoting Unauthorised Rallies

EPA-EFE  Julien de Rosa

The Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communication, or Roskomnadzor, communicated the demand after weeks of rallies over Moscow's city council election.

Although Putin continues enjoys approval ratings that would make Donald Trump swoon, dissatisfaction over his totalitarian rule-as well as police brutality against demonstrators-has further fueled dissent.

Thousands have also been arrested over the past fortnight at what the government considers unsanctioned political rallies.

According to the telecom watchdog, "some structures" were buying YouTube advertising tools (push notifications) with the goal of disseminating information about unauthorized events aimed at disrupting elections at various levels across Russian Federation.

YouTube is a Google subsidiary. The protests were livestreamed on YouTube; organizers claimed that some videos attracted 50,000 viewers.

If the company does not take measures to prevent events from being promoted on its platforms, Russian Federation reserves the right to respond accordingly, Roscomnadzor said in its statement, without giving details.

Afghan leader rejects foreign interference as talks advance
The two sides have reported good progress in talks and it is expected that the two sides will sign an agreement in coming days. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, frustrated at being sidelined, on Sunday rejected foreign interference in Afghan affairs.

The protests erupted when the news came that opposition candidates were banned from running in the upcoming Moscow city elections set to take place in September.

The agency's authorities noted in their letter that failure to take response measures would be recognized as interference in the sovereign internal affairs of the country, hostile actions and hindering a democratic choice in Russian Federation.

Earlier that year, Google removed a YouTube advertisement by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after authorities complained that the videos violated a law prohibiting campaigning before a vote for regional governors.

The protesters took to the streets of the Russian capital in the largest political protests in eight years, defying a crackdown.

Police detained over 1,600 participants in the unauthorized demonstrations on July 27 and August 3 for various offenses, and then released majority.

Related News:



Most liked

Shweta Tiwari husband Abhinav Kohli arrested for domestic violence
Although the rumours of trouble in her marriage have been surfacing for quite a while now, we assumed there is nothing so serious. As per a report in Spotboye , Shweta reached out to Samta Nagar police station on Sunday afternoon to complain about her husband.

'At a loss for words': National Football League in shock over coach's tragic death
Darryl will be missed by me and so many others that were fortunate enough to have their lives touched by him". I'm glad the last thing he said to me was 'Kev, I love you, brother.' That was our last conversation, .

Anthony Scaramucci No Longer Supports Trump; Calls for Change in GOP Ticket
As a descendent of Italian immigrants, Scaramucci has said the highly controversial comments went against American values. And, you know, we're sort anesthetized to it", he added, referring to the President's rhetoric and behavior.

Andy Lonergan set to join Liverpool on short-term contract
Tonight sees the 2019/20 Premier League season kick off as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool welcome Daniel Farke's newly-promoted Norwich City to Anfield.

Paramount Developing GI Joe Movie From Mission: Impossible Writers
Joe: The Movie, which gave him no speaking part and instead opted to treat him as a one-man wrecking tank for the home team. He is known for his "undercover and infiltration work". " Joe: The Rise of Cobra " and its 2013 follow-up " Retaliation ".

Realme X 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant launched in China
The latest Realme 5 series smartphones will have a waterdrop notch in their displays similar to the Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro . The Oppo sub-brand has also claimed that the primary sensor on this device would come with excellent low light capabilities.

Boris Johnson unveils fast-track visa plans
If a confidence vote passed, MPs would first have 14 days to form an alternative government, but if unsuccessful, an election would be triggered.

Cathay grounds pilot, removes 2 staff after regulator’s warning
The Hong Kong administration branded the protests as "unlawful assemblies" and said a petrol bomb had injured a policeman. The protesters, meanwhile, have flooded the city's airport, causing all flights from Hong Kong to be cancelled.

TBI releases timeline of Curtis Watson escape & suspected murder
Watson was "weathered from his time outside" and had "a number of mosquito bites" and several ticks on him, according to Rausch. Watson's daughter, Harley Pole, thanked law enforcement in a statement issued shortly after her father was captured.

Jio GigaFiber, JioPhone 3 Likely To Launch At AGM 2019
Speculations suggest that GigaTV set-top boxes will be able to stream TV channels in 4K and will offer as standard 600 channels. These applications along with Jio connectivity will be provided at a tenth of the cost, i.e., starting at Rs. 1,500 per month.

International Monetary Fund contradicts Trump: China hasn't manipulated its currency
China's central bank set its yuan fixing at weaker than 7 per USA dollar for the first time in more than a decade. It burned through $1 trillion in reserves before it steadied .

West Indies Squad for Two Tests Against India
When asked about switching to ODIs from T20Is, Iyer said India have the momentum going into this series coming off a 3-0 sweep. Kohli said the number of left-handers in West Indies team prompted him to play Kuldeep Yadav in place of Yuzvendra Chahal .

IPad Pros could outdo Samsung with triple camera setup
This will include three cameras for the top "Pro" model, possibly the top two models and new processor and more. Samsung is another company that has recently added two rear-facing cameras on the flagship Galaxy Tab S6.

Liverpool lose Alisson to injury in Premier League opener
Liverpool's star goalkeeper Alisson Becker suffered an injury to his calf while playing in Friday's Premier League 2019-20 opener against Norwich City and had to be substituted during the first half itself.

5 children killed in fire at Pennsylvania day care
Santone said the homeowner was injured, along with a neighbor who tried to enter the burning home to rescue victims. Investigators said that they found one smoke detector inside the attic of the three-story home.