Sep 9, 2019

Russia complains about Facebook and Google election ads

AFP Russia has complained to both Facebook and Google, claiming adverts they circulated "Interfered" with elections in the country. The adverts were seen on social media and the web while local elections were under way in Russia this weekend. Facebook said Russia should talk to advertisers, who were responsible for complying with local laws. Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Google and Facebook had flouted its demand to ban political advertising while voting was under way across the country. The Roskomnadzor complaint comes soon after Russia rebuked Google for letting YouTube users share information about protests in the country.

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