When it comes to Russia, it’s that country which is currently going through a different level of political environment. Yesterday it was observed that some people were protesting against the government and now Russian watchdog has warned google for it. Russian communication watchdog officially sent a letter to tech giant Google disclosing that they should not show any illegal mass events on Youtube. Yesterday in Moscow, more than 50000 people came together for a protest, and many channels on Youtube covered this live event. It’s been said that people live-streamed the whole rally on Youtube and now the Russian government is not happy with it.
The letter which Russian Communication Watchdog sent mentioned that if google failed to comply with their demands, then they would consider it as interference in soviet affairs. Google has warned that if they don’t take necessary actions, the tech giant company would have to suffer the consequences. However, this is not the first time when Russia has made such type of steps. Previously Russia demanded search engine delete some search results and make necessary changes which, according to them, were a security threat for Russian users. Russian is trying to put regulatory norms on Google.
If the etch giant doesn’t follow the required rules, then they will have to pay a considerable amount of fines. Yandex, which is Russia’s famous domestic search engine, is already quite remarkable in the region. The government will do many things to make sure it gets more user base than Google. Google last year got fined in millions of dollars for not complying with the rules relating to security and data privacy. Even though until now, Google hasn’t responded to this action of Russia, but soon we can expect an official reply from Google over this complicated issue.