October 23, 2021


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Google is blocking access to voting mechanisms from rival Alexei Navalny

Lists of two candidates backed by the Russian opposition were released on Google Docs before the election ended on Sunday.

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The choice is not unnoticed. The US company Google has decided to block access to two lists and two videos provided by candidates nominated by Russian rival Alexei Navalny during the legislative and regional elections in Russia, which end on Sunday, September 19.

Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.

On Sunday morning, the documents could not be accessed, AFP journalists in Moscow said. “Sorry. You cannot access this item because it violates our Terms of Use.”, Refers to a message from Google. On Twitter, the opposition group posted two links to blocked videos on YouTube – owned by Google – that included nominated candidates. Alexi Navalny.

“This content has been blocked on your country’s domain at the request of government agencies”Sunday morning news was pointed out blocking access to these videos. The Navalny team said on Saturday that they had received instructions from Google to remove two lists in question following the request from Russian telecommunications company Gentorm and Roskomnadzor. Contacted by AFP on Saturday, Google did not comment.

The encrypted messaging telegram, the most popular in Russia, was removed by an automated software (bot) on Saturday so that voters could receive these voting instructions.