Roskomnadzor demanded that foreign IT companies, including such electronic giants as Apple and Google, stop providing the ability to bypass restrictions on access to the Smart Voting website. The agency warned them that otherwise it would be considered interference in the Russian elections.
The Rospotrebnadzor report says that more than ten foreign providers provide means to bypass the blocking. In particular, the requirements of the department ignore the app stores of Apple and Google, DNS and CDN services of Google, Cisco, Cloudflare and others, TASS reports.
It is specified that letters “to a number of foreign companies, including DNS and CDN service providers” were sent on September 8. They contain “requirements to stop providing opportunities to circumvent restrictions on access to the application and website” Smart Voting “on the territory of the Russian Federation”, and also indicate the inadmissibility of the provision of services related to election campaigning on the Internet during the election campaign.
As the site kp.ru wrote, on September 6, Roskomnadzor announced that it had blocked the Smart Voting site because it was used by an extremist organization.