Google halts all advertising in Russia

Google halts all advertising in Russia

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  • Washington (CNN Business)Google (GOOG) has suspended all advertising in Russia, the company confirmed to CNN Friday.
  • The decision covers all Google's ad surfaces in Russia including Google display advertising, YouTube and search, the company said.
  • A recently passed Russian law also requires foreign tech platforms to open local offices in the country in order to continue doing business there — a step that policy analysts have said is an effort to bring tech companies further under Russian legal jurisdiction.
  • Twitter announced a similar decision last week to suspend advertising in both Russia and Ukraine.

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