Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, has told journalists at a conference in Canada on Saturday, that Google was engineering algorithms to "detect and de-rank" content from websites disseminating the alleged Russian propaganda, namely RT and Sputnik, in Google News search results.
The Russian lower house of parliament has already adopted the bill on foreign media outlets, while the upper house is set to consider it this week, Russian upper house’s speaker Valentina Matvienko has told Sputnik. According to the new law, the Russian Justice Ministry will decide which media outlet will be ultimately designated as foreign agent.
Google is "deciding what people see," which is "very dangerous" since they are legally a tech company and do not adhere to any type of editorial standards our guidelines, research psychologist Robert Epstein told Sputnik following Google’s announcement that it was working to make Sputnik and RT articles less visible on its search engine.
An extreme rider who has stirred up internet with a video of his night race through the Eastern Siberian city of Chita on a sled tied up to a car and fractioning a whirl of sparks, is now being searched for by police for what they're calling "socially dangerous experiments" on the city roads.
Several contracts on the investment in Sudan's mineral resources are expected to be signed during the official visit of Sudanese President Omar Bashir to Russia, a spokesman of the Sudanese Ministry of Minerals told Sputnik on Sunday.
The provisional enemy targets were hit with Palash and Palma air defense guns and AK-630 close-in weapon systems as soon they reached the ships' firing range during the drills in the Caspian Sea.
Russia marks its annual Missile Forces and Artillery Day on Sunday, November 19. According to the Ministry of Defense, since 2012, 4,000 modern missile and artillery systems have been delivered to the army, making Russia the world leader in terms of these type of weapons.
Moscow has commented on the WADA board decision not to reinstate the Russian National Anti-Doping Agency, while Russian athletes are waiting for information whether they would be allowed to participate in the 2018 Olympic Games.
With Russia’s first modernized Borei-A-class strategic nuclear-powered Knyaz (Prince) Vladimir missile submarine floated out at the Sevmash shipyard on Friday, a RIA Novosti commentator analyzes how this 15,000-ton behemoth differs from its predecessors.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has appointed a new spokesperson, a 26 year-old former correspondent Rossiyana Markovskaya, who is already winning over hearts not only with her professionalism but also because of her gorgeous looks.
The five-meter-long carcass of a sea creature was found on the Bering Island buried under a thin layer of pebble and sand, REN TV has reported.
Russia’s embassy has warned the United States against imposing individual restrictions on Russian journalists working in the country after several media outlets were forced to register as foreign agents.
No one tried to challenge the conclusions of Russian experts saying that a Syrian aircraft could not technically attack the town of Khan Sheikhoun, the head of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mikhail Ulyanov, has said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is eager to continue developing vaccines to fight major diseases, including tuberculosis (TB) and Ebola, in cooperation with Russia, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.
Lebanon expects Russia to increase its influence in the Middle East to contribute to achieving a balance of power in the region.
More than 50 refugees have returned to their homes in Syria over past 24 hours.
The adoption of a law, identical to the US Magnitsky Act, by Lithuania will cause further deterioration of bilateral relations between Russia and Lithuania, Andrey Klishas, the chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, told Sputnik on Friday.
Russia's Project 955A Borei II-class ballistic missile submarine, the Knyaz Vladimir, will be commissioned to the Russian Navy in 2018.
A decision by the US authorities to register Sputnik Radio partner Reston Translator as a foreign agent in the United States is fully politically motivated, Sputnik US Editor-in-Chief Mindia Gavasheli said.
Russia vetoed Japan’s draft resolution to temporarily extend the mandate of United Nations-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), current UN Security Council president and Italian Ambassador to the United Nations Sebastiano Cardi said.
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