App stores App Store and Google Play has removed content that is prohibited for distribution in the territory of the Russian Federation. This was written in Roskomnadzor official microblog on Twitter.
“Popular app stores iTunes.apple.com and play.google.com deleted extremist content”, — stated in the message Department.
On Thursday it became known that the court of Roskomnadzor ordered to block some apps from the App Store and Google Play, the extremist literature. We are talking about apps with books Saeed bin Ali bin Wahf al-Qahtani’s “fortress of a Muslim. From the words of the understanding of Allah found in the Quran and Sunnah” and “fortress of a Muslim. Appeal to Allah with supplications. Treatment with conspiracies found in the Quran and Sunnah”. Both of these books are banned in Russia, however, the appendices containing the texts of these books were in the App Store and Google Play.
The program should be blocked by the decision of the Stavropol regional court, have taken the side of the Prosecutor’s office, which stressed that both books included into the Federal list of extremist materials. “However, access to these informational materials to the present time is not limited,” said the Prosecutor.
“The emergence of such content in the popular online app stores is absurd. The administration of these stores need to learn how to prevent the spread of prohibited materials”, — said the representative of Roscomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy.
May 21 it became known that Roskomnadzor plans to make the “black list” page in the App Store and Google Play with apps and digital content. According to the Agency, 30% of Russian providers ban the individual pages would be full lock services because they use HTTPS.