President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the Russian should monitor the activity of “some companies” on social media during year’s presidential election and assess the extent of their involvement in domestic politics. From a report: He did not name the companies or say if he was concerned about the activities of foreign or local firms, but Russia has been accused by the United States and other Western nations of meddling in their elections. “We to carefully at how some companies work in , in social media, and how widely they are involved in our domestic political ,” Putin said, speaking at a with leaders in Russia’s about a new “foreign agents” law.

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