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Russia, Facebook and Google criticize and publish political ads on election day


[Moscow 8th Reuters]-Russia's Communications, Information Technology and Media Supervisory Agency (Roskomnadzor) has requested that US ban on political advertising on the day of the 8th Unified Local Election.

[Moscow 8th Reuters]-Russia ’s Communications, Information Technology and Media Supervision Agency (Roskomnadzor) has requested to ban political advertising on the day of the 8th local election, but the US alphabet <GOOGL. O> Affiliated Google and U.S. Facebook <FB.O> announced that they were allowed to publish.

The agency stated on its website that "this kind of action is an intervention in Russia's sovereign case and can be seen as impeding the implementation of democratic elections in the country."

No comments from Google and Facebook.

The agency announced on the 6th that it had requested both companies to ban political advertising the day before and on the day of elections in accordance with the law.

Source: asahi

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