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Russia warns Google to stop advertising "illegal mass events"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stevicus, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
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    Russia tells Google not to advertise 'illegal' events after election protests - Reuters

    I wonder if Putin is worried about his hold on power. With tens of thousands protesting in the streets and further restrictions on the flow of information within the country, it's a sign they could be getting worried.
     
  2. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMRD?

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    I wonder if the west worries about "free speech", it seems it does if it runs counter to their narratives.
    Your democracy is fragile.
     
  3. Nakosis

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    Google's response ought to be, "Show me the money!"
    Capitalists are much quicker to respond to money than threats.
     
  4. Srivijaya

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    Quite ironic given Russia's recent use of social media to manipulate events in western democracies. Double-edged sword by the looks of it.
     
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    Trump must be so envious. He'd love to have that power instead of his 'fake news' cry.
     
  6. Stevicus

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    Well, they did impose a fine on Google for a previous violation. No one is going to any gulags over this. Sanctions, fines, and similar penalties are quite common in the capitalist world.
     
  7. Howard Is

    Howard Is Lucky Mud

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    It’s weirder than that.

    Remember the Arab Spring ?

    MI6 supplied various dictatorial governments with software called Evident. It is very advanced surveillance software.
    Once the ‘people power’ movement got under way, Evident was used to identify all the pro-democracy people so they could be arrested and/or killed.

    Why would MI6 do that ?
     
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