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Tuesday 20th March 2018

BREAKING: Russia Says Google, Facebook Allowed Political Ads During Elections

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Sun, 08 Sep 2019 15:06 GMT

Google and Facebook had declined banning political advertising during regional elections in Russia on Sunday September 8th, and allowed such publicity, violating Russia sovereign affairs, Russian Roskomnadzor said.

"Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia's sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in the Russian Federation", the Russian state communications watchdog said on its website.

Elections are taking place on Sunday September 8th, in many Russian regions, including in Moscow, after the exclusion of many opposition candidates led to protests in the Russian capital over the past several weeks.

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