Russia demands Apple explain after VK removed from App Store
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday demanded an explanation from Apple (NASDAQ:) after applications operated by the Russian tech firm VK were removed from the U.S. firm’s App Store.
The communications regulator Roskomnadzor in a statement said the restrictions were discriminatory and violated Russian internet users’ right to free information and communications.
VK operates the Russian social media platform VKontakte, akin to Facebook (NASDAQ:).