Roskomnadzor demanded from Apple and Google to remove the Navalny application

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Roskomnadzor demanded from Apple and Google to remove the Navalny application

Roskomnadzor demanded that the Navalny application be removed from the App Store and Google Play. This was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the department.

The representative of Roskomnadzor explained that the reason for this decision was the requirement of the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia to restrict access to information resources related to the organization of the work of the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK, recognized in Russia as a foreign agent and an extremist organization and banned).

“[The Navalny application is used] to continue the activities and activities of the extremist organization,” the department said. For such activities, punishment is provided for under Art. 282.2 of the Criminal Code of Russia “Organization of the activities of an extremist organization.”

The Navalny app publishes news from the oppositionist’s blog, and also contains a separate Smart Voting block. The application is now available in the App Store and Google Play.

RBC sent inquiries to Apple and Google.

Earlier, Roskomnadzor demanded that Google stop “processing of personal data that violates Russian law” in the Smart Voting service. Google LLC operates the service on the platform. According to the findings of the regulator, the Internet resource violates Russian legislation in the field of personal data.

On June 9, the Moscow City Court recognized FBK and the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens' Rights (legal entity FBK, recognized as a foreign agent, banned in Russia), as well as Navalny's headquarters as extremist organizations.

At the end of July, Navalny's website was blocked, and Roskomnadzor also demanded that YouTube block the channels of the oppositionist's comrades-in-arms, Leonid Volkov and Vladimir Milov, and the agency put forward a similar demand to Twitter regarding the account of FBK lawyer Lyubov Sobol.

On July 30, Roskomnadzor demanded that YouTube block the Navalny Live channel.

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