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Russia: Authorities Inspect Major Social Network

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Technology, RuNet Echo

Russia authorities started inspection of the country's major social network Vkontakte.ru, rbcdaily.ru reported [1]. The authorities claim the social network became popular with neo-Nazi, xenophobic and extremist groups. But the inspection can also be an attempt to extract users’ private data.