LinkedIn app removed from the Russian App Store and Google Play by Roskomnadzor request

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The Russian users of the devices using the devices with operating systems iOS and Android will no longer be able to download the social network LinkedIn application . Apple and Google have removed this app from their AppStore and Google Play at the request of Roskomnadzor.

As reported Vedomosti, the representative of Apple said that the company had received a demand to remove the LinkedIn app from Russian app store. about a month ago. A Google representative was limited to the statement that the company complies with laws in countries in which it operates. Press Secretary of Roscomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy confirmed that both companies have received from the Department an official letter with a request to block apps in their online stores in December 2016.

According to Ampelonskiy, preparation of official letters with the request to remove the social network from the App Store and Google Play and their coordination took some time, so the application was removed from Russian versions of the stores only in the beginning of this year. However, he said that Apple and Google have ordered for one month, which is fast enough for these large corporations.

Recall that social network LinkedIn was blocked for Russian users by the decision of Moscow City Court in mid-November. According to the report traffic analysts Rambler & Co, traffic from LinkedIn social network in Russia after lock fell by 36%. In October, the number of visits to social networks in Russia amounted to 8.09 million In November this figure dropped to 5.16 million.
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