The announcement comes a day after tens of thousands of opposition supporters gathered outside Moscow's center for a sanctioned rally demanding fair municipal elections.
According to the telecom watchdog, "some structures" were buying YouTube advertising tools (push notifications) with the goal of disseminating information about unauthorized events aimed at disrupting elections at various levels across Russian Federation. The protests were livestreamed on YouTube; organizers claimed that some videos attracted 50,000 viewers.
Although Putin continues enjoys approval ratings that would make Donald Trump swoon, dissatisfaction over his totalitarian rule-as well as police brutality against demonstrators-has further fueled dissent.
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Protests erupted after several opposition candidates were controversially rejected from a ballot for an upcoming Moscow council vote.
The letter concludes with the ominous promise that if Google does not change its ways, Russian Federation will regard its inaction as "interference in its sovereign affairs", a "hostile influence" and an obstructive influence on elections. On Sunday, Russia issued an ultimatum to Google: Stop allowing protests to be promoted on YouTube.
Over the past five years, Russia has introduced tougher laws requiring search engines to delete some search results, messaging services to share encryption keys with security services, and social networks to store Russian users' personal data on servers within the country.
The government is also known for trying to put a noose around Google's neck as it is the biggest rival of Russia's very own Yandex.
It previously came at Google with threats of fines if it didn't remove some sites from search results.