Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores

In The News Piece in The New York Times
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Jan. 6, 2017

Rebecca MacKinnon was quoted in the New York Times about Russia banning LinkedIn:

Direct blocking of websites has been done by China, Russia, Turkey and several other nations for years, usually through their state-run internet service providers. But civil rights groups say the pressure authoritarian governments are now placing on Apple and Google is a new wrinkle.

"Apps are the new choke point of free expression," added Rebecca MacKinnon, from open internet tracking outfit New America.