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Apple and Google remove app of Putin critic after Kremlin pressure

17/09/2021

Apple and Google have just removed Alexei Navalny‘s app — the jailed critic of Kremlin — from their stores in Russia. Notably, this move comes hours before the country is hosting its presidential elections. A report from Reuters noted that Vladimir Putin‘s ruling Russia United party is expected to win again...
Apple and Google have just removed Alexei Navalny‘s app — the jailed critic of Kremlin — from their stores in Russia. Notably, this move comes hours before the country is hosting its presidential elections. A report from Reuters noted that Vladimir Putin‘s ruling Russia United party is expected to win again after a three-day voting process, despite a drop in its approval ratings. Navalny‘s organization created a smart voting project that promotes candidates that could defeat the ruling party. He came up with the idea in 2018, and the organization later implemented the app, which aimed to promote more than…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple Apple and Google have just removed Alexei Navalny‘s app — the jailed critic of Kremlin — from their stores in Russia. Notably, this move comes hours before the country is hosting its presidential elections. A report from Reuters noted that Vladimir Putin‘s ruling Russia United party is expected to win again after a three-day voting process, despite a drop in its approval ratings. Navalny‘s organization created a smart voting project that promotes candidates that could defeat the ruling party. He came up with the idea in 2018, and the organization later implemented the app, which aimed to promote more than…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
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