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Russia summons US envoy over ‘election interference’

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Moscow (AFP) – Russia said Friday it summoned the US ambassador in Moscow over the interference of US tech giants in parliamentary polls due later this month. Moscow has ramped up control of the internet and is taking legal action against foreign tech companies for not deleting content banned by authorities. The foreign ministry said ambassador John Sullivan was presented with “irrefutable proof” of US tech giants violating Russian laws in connection with the September 17-19 elections to the lower house State Duma.  It said deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov expressed the “categorical inad…

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