Apple, Google, Cowed By Putin, Remove Russian Protest Voting App As Election Begins


MSNBCSep 17, 2021
Rachel Maddow reports on a campaign by supporters of Alexei Navalny to expose corruption in Vladimir Putin’s regime and to encourage votes against candidates in Putin’s United Russia Party in the parliamentary election. Under pressure from Russian authorities, Google and Apple reportedly removed an app meant to coordinate those protest votes.

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