Entertainment Apple withdrawn anti-kremlin electoral application after arrest threats

23:00  17 september  2021
23:00  17 september  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Google withdrawn anti-kremlin electoral application after "unprecedented" threats

 Google withdrawn anti-kremlin electoral application after © Reuters / Dado RUVIC Google withdrew the anti-kremlin electoral application after "unprecedented" threats. Photo Stock Illustration. The Californian giant would have undergone "serious public threats of legal retaliation and prison against local employees", according to a source close to the file.

Une femme passe devant un logo Apple devant un magasin Apple à Saint-Herblain près de Nantes, en France, le 16 septembre 2021. © Stephane MAHE / Reuters A woman goes in front of an Apple logo in front of an Apple store in Saint-Herblain near Nantes, France, September 16th 2021.

Friday, September 17, Apple removed from its blind, in Russia, an application judged "anti-Kremlin". According to a source close to the file, this withdrawal would be due to a fear of retaliation for Californian business employees.

Apple has deleted an anti-Kremlin mobile electoral application for fear of retaliation for its employees, after receiving arrest threats in Russia , where the parliamentary elections started on Friday 17 September , according to A source close to the file.

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"Harassment Tactics" and "Arrest Threats"

The Russian opposition accused the Google giants and Apple of censors for giving up the pressure of the government by removing this program created by the movement of the opponent imprisoned Alexei Navalny . The decision comes after months of repression that dismissed the detractors of President Vladimir Putin.

Apple's employees faced harassment tactics and arrest threats, according to the same source. The two California groups did not respond to the solicitations of AFP.

The entire Russian state and even tech companies are against us, but that does not mean that we can give up, told Telegram the Navalny team chain.

Leonid Volkov, exiled opposition manager, accused Apple and Google of censorship and "yield to Kremlin's blackmail" by removing the software from their shops. This application is illegal in our country, replicates the spokesperson for the Russian Presidency, Dmitry Peskov.

Counter the strategy of "intelligent vote"

as almost no anti-Putin candidate has been allowed to present themselves to the legislative officers, Mr. Navalny's supporters have developed a so-called intelligent vote strategy to support the candidate - often Communist - best placed to put in difficulty that of the ruling party, United Russia.

The application directed for which competitor vote in each constituency of the legislative but also during dozens of local and regional elections. In the past, this approach had encountered some success, including Moscow in 2019.

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on the electoral Sunday prevailed in the capital of chaotic conditions. The Federal Electoral Manager warned the authorities according to Mirror Information in advance of a loophole for possible electoral fraud. © Sebastian Gollnow / dpa A few days before the Chaotic Electoral Sunday in Berlin , the federal electoral manager has warned the responsible person in the capital. He had noticed a loophole after Mirror Information, which invited to fraud.

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