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Igor Ashmanov said that Google is “an ideological weapon of the United States”

Speaking at the Federation Council, an entrepreneur and an IT expert, said that Google, like other transnational companies, is “an ideological weapon of the United States.” According to him, an American IT company cooperates with US intelligence and, in particular, transmits data to the NSA in a “streaming mode.”

He noted that Google takes an uncompromising stance regarding the demands of state authorities for the need for content filtering. The businessman cited as an example the conflicts that arose with the American corporation with China and the Arab states. The expert called for a “systematic approach, the mechanisms under which they will begin to obey”.

During the presidential elections of 2018 Ashmanov was a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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