Russian Vkontakte under government’s spotlight

Russian version of Facebook faces increasing pressure


The Russian version of Facebook, Vkontakte (VK), was launched in 2006 and since then it has been under pressure from Vladimir Putin's government. Now, this force against the social network is increasing and even VK's CEO Pavel Durov has left the country.

In mid-April, Durov was investigated by Russian police. They carried out searches on the home and offices of the 28-year-old founder, who was allegedly involved in an incident in which a traffic policeman was injured by a driver ...


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