8 Apr 2022 15:03

Yandex starts labelling Google resources in search results as violating Russian legislation

MOSCOW. April 8 (Interfax) - The Yandex search engine, upon demand of Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, IT, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor), has started labelling Google resources as violating Russian legislation, Yandex's press service told Interfax.

"According to the grounding law, we are required to inform users in the search results that the owner of the resource is in violation of Russian legislation if Roskomnadzor introduces the measure. Today, we received a demand from the regulator that requires us to show such a label," the press service said.

As confirmed by Interfax's correspondent, the label "Roskomnadzor: Site is in violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation" appears in Yandex's search engine under the link to Google resources.

Roskomnadzor announced on Thursday that it was introducing measures of informational and economic coercion against Google and Google's resources owing to Google's numerous violations of Russian legislation. Specifically, this entails informing the users of search engines that a foreign entity is in violation of Russian legislation, as well as banning the distribution of advertising by Google LLC and its information resources as an object of advertising.