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Putin is feeling the Pain Now

serfserf Member Posts: 8,870 ✭✭✭✭

It's time for Russia to reform,don't you think?


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned against the increasing influence of large technology companies, which he said are "competing" with states.

His comments came as Russia ramps up pressure on the activities of foreign internet companies, which are not subject to state censorship unlike the majority of the country's media outlets.

"These are not just economic giants. In some areas they are already de facto competing with the state," Putin said during his address to the Davos virtual economic summit.

The Russian leader said it is unclear where the line is between a "succesful global business" and "attempts to crudely, at their own discretion, control society".

"We just saw it all in the United States," he added, referring to riots earlier this month in Washington led by supporters of then US President Donald Trump.

Moscow earlier this week accused US tech giants of interfering in Russia's internal affairs, in particular during anti-government protests led by supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Saturday.


  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 8,641 ✭✭✭✭

    These same "U.S. Tech giants," just wreaked havoc on our ability to speak freely here in the United States. (If you have not been paying attention, that is on you.) [And] These same Tech giants have entirely too much influence overall, in American Society. IMHO.

    These (for the most part Liberal) Owners exert entirely too much influence on todays Society and our ability to speak our minds and communicate freely. Parler, shows what can happen when you disagree with the Status Quo. (closed for their "Conservative bent,") Google, Youtube, Facebook, etc. etc. are ALL Censoring you, one way or another.

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

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