Microsoft Corporation on Monday said it would remove the Russian state media store’s RT mobile app from the Windows App store and ban advertising in Russian state-sponsored media, as companies Global technology response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
The company says it will not display any state-sponsored RT and Sputnik content, downgrade its search results on Bing, and not place any ads from its ad network on websites. that website.
Western tech companies, including Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc and Google’s Alphabet Inc, have placed restrictions on Russian state-controlled media in Ukraine and around the world. gender.
Google has banned downloads of RT’s mobile apps in Ukraine after banning state media agency RT and other Russian channels from accepting money for advertising on YouTube websites, apps and videos. their.
Facebook is banning Russian state media from running ads or monetizing its platform anywhere in the world.
“(We) will make ongoing adjustments to strengthen our detection and circumvention mechanisms to avoid the spread of misinformation and instead promote independent and trustworthy content “, Microsoft said in a blog.
More and more companies are looking to leave Russia as sanctions from Western countries tighten.
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