Kremlin foes accuse Google and Apple of bowing to censorship

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Reuters

By Alexander Marrow and Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) -Opposition activists in Russia accused Alphabet’s Google and Apple of caving in to Kremlin pressure on Friday after they removed an anti-government tactical voting app from their stores on the first day of a parliamentary election. The app, devised by allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, gives people detailed recommendations on who to vote for in an effort to thwart the electoral chances of the ruling United Russia party which supports President Vladimir Putin. Members of the upper house of parliament met Google and Apple repre…

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