Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018 - Welcome to Uju Ayalogu's Blog

Breaking News

Post Top Ad

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018

Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018

Russia's internet watchdog on Tuesday warned Facebook it would be banned in 2018 unless it complies with a law on storing local users' data.

"The law is mandatory for everyone. We will enforce the law by all means [necessary], or the company will stop operating in Russia," Roskomnadzor chief Aleksandr Zharov told reporters on September 26.

"We will insist on Facebook's...compliance with Law No. 242," he said of the data storage legislation that President Vladimir Putin signed in 2014. "That will certainly happen in 2018."

READ MORE :  APC: Sagay is a rogue… Buhari dug him out of inevitable oblivion

Zharov said that the Russian government understands that Facebook is a "unique service" but said it will not make exceptions and will have to block it next year if Facebook does not comply.

Roskomnadzor blocked the professional-networking website LinkedIn in November 2016, saying it failed to comply with the law.

Putin's government is seeking to reduce its reliance on foreign technology amid severe tension between Moscow and the United States.

READ MORE :  Nigerians are in a hurry for PDP to come back in 2019 only after two years - Former minister 

Are you an artiste? Do you want your music to go viral and reach a large number of audience? Promote your music and Submit your story  on by clicking here. For Advert Inquiries Tel/+44(0)7590363984 Subscribe to News!

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 2015-2017 @ Uju Ayalogu's Blog NIGERIAN NEWS

For More:  Visit Us at Uju Ayalogu's Blog

Share This

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post Bottom Ad