The Russian antitrust agency said that the rules related to blocking accounts and circulating content on video platforms were “opaque, biased and unpredictable,” causing users to be suspended suddenly without notice or excuse.
Mexico City (apro). -The Federal Antitrust Service Agency of the Russian Federation sued the US company Google for “abusing its dominant position in the YouTube video hosting service market.”
The statement of the “Internet Technology Center”, a public institution in the Russian region, caused a lawsuit. The agency complained about Google’s sudden block, deletion of user accounts and YouTube video hosting content.
The country’s competition regulator determined in a statement that the rules related to the formation, suspension, account blocking and user content circulation on YouTube “are opaque, biased and unpredictable”.
He added that this caused the user’s account to be suddenly locked and deleted without a warning and no reason to take any action.
He added: “The Antitrust Service of the Russian Federation believes that such behavior may lead to infringement of the interests of users and restrict competition in adjacent markets.”
As part of its deliberations on the case, the agency announced that it will evaluate the actions of Google LLC and its consequences for users and content creators.
According to Article 10(1) of the “Competition Protection Law”, it is prohibited to take actions (inactions) by explicit economic entities that use economic results to prevent, restrict, or eliminate competition and/or infringement.Russia office in its freed.