Roskomnadzor demanded that Google exclude threats against Russian citizens


Roskomnadzor sent a request to the American IT company Google LLC for immediate measures to exclude threats against Russian users from the company’s services.

According to the regulator, an extremist violation was detected earlier in the work of the Google.Translate service. The specified service, when entering the phrase “dear Russians” (dear Russians) for translation, offered Russian users to replace it with a translation of the phrase “dead Russians” (dead Russians). Moreover, there were no such offers for search queries mentioning other nationalities.

Roskomnadzor demanded that the American company take comprehensive measures to prevent such situations against Russian users, as well as inform the agency about the reasons for the appearance of such messages.

Also today, Roskomnadzor sent a request to the company demanding to provide information about the localization of databases of personal data of Russian citizens to the American company Ookla, which was suspected of illegally collecting personal data of Russians.

On April 7, for numerous violations of Russian legislation by the American IT company Google LLC, Roskomnadzor decided to introduce coercive measures of an informative and economic nature.

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