Twitter, Facebook’s owner Meta Platforms Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google have also banned Russian state-controlled media outlets.

The company said that it will not display any state-sponsored RT and Sputnik content.

Washington:

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will remove Russian state-owned media outlet RT’s mobile app from the Windows App Store and ban ads on Russian state-sponsored media, as global tech firm responds to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Gives.

The company said it will not display any state-sponsored RT and Sputnik content, will not de-rank its search results on Bing and will not place any ads from its ad network on those sites.

Western tech companies, including Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, have banned Russian state-controlled media outlets in Ukraine and around the world.

Google has banned downloads of RT’s mobile app in Ukrainian territory after Russia’s state-owned media outlet RT and other channels stopped receiving money for ads on its websites, apps and YouTube videos.

Facebook is blocking Russian state media from running ads or monetizing its platform anywhere in the world.

“(We) will make ongoing adjustments to strengthen our detection and disruption mechanisms to avoid the spread of disinformation and instead promote free and credible content,” Microsoft said in a blog.

A growing list of companies are also looking to exit Russia as sanctions from Western countries tighten.

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