As the war in Ukraine rages and Russian forces approach the capital, Kyiv, the global technology industry is joining governments and the international community in taking steps to punish Vladimir Putin. Dozens of companies in Silicon Valley and around the world are responding to the Russian invasion by cutting off the country from their products, digital services and systems.
We have compiled a list of companies that have taken action against Russia and will continue to update it in the coming days and weeks.
apple: The technology giant has announced it will halt sales of products in Russia due to its deep concern over the invasion of Ukraine. It also has limited access to its Apple Pay mobile payment service and restricts access to Russian state media applications, including RT and Sputnik news agency, for download outside Russia. As a security measure for Ukrainians, Apple also deactivated live traffic and incidents in Ukraine from Apple Maps.
Google: The company has removed Russian state-funded media, including RT, from its news features and Google News search tool. He also paused the ability of Russian state media services to generate revenue through Google Ads on their websites and applications. He also banned Russian state media from using Google’s tools to buy ads and place ads on Google services such as Gmail. Google Pay, the company’s digital portfolio, is blocking several Russian financial institutions from its network.
goal: The rebranded social network that owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp limited access to RT and Sputnik within the EU and forbidden Russian state media by placing ads or generating revenue from its platforms around the world. Facebook also refused to stop fact-checking and labeling content from Russian state-run news organizations, a move the country called “censorship.”
oracle: The Texas-based software giant said it had “suspended all operations” in Russia, hours after Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation called on Twitter to stop the company from doing business in Russia.
YouTube: The Google-owned video-sharing website and social media platform have paused the ability of Russia’s state-owned media to make money through video ads.
TikTok: The social media app for video, TikTok, has restricted access to Russian-controlled media accounts, including RT and Sputnik, in the EU.
Netflix: The streaming platform has refused to broadcast Russian state television channels such as Channel One in its streaming service, but will continue to operate in Russia.
MYTH: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has severed ties with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, a Russian research university in Moscow.
TSMC: The world’s largest semiconductor company, based in Taiwan, has stopped selling chips to Russia, including Elbrus chips designed in the country.
Intel: The American chipmaker has stopped sales to Russia.
AMD: Advanced Micro Devices also halted sales of computer chips in Russia. Together with Intel, the two companies make up a large part of the desktop processor market.
Dell technologies: The computer manufacturer has promised to stop selling its products in Russia and Ukraine, promising to monitor the situation closely to determine the next steps.
About: The travel app is distancing itself from Russia’s Yandex .Taxi travel sharing service and said it plans to “speed up” the sale of its stakes in the service.
bolt: The European startup for vehicles has ceased operations in Belarus after Belarus supported Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Its delivery application, Bolt Market, removed “all products made in Russia or related to Russian companies”.
Snapchat: The social network said it would not show ads in Russia, Belarus or Ukraine. The company also stopped all advertising sales in Russia and Belarus.
Viber: Japan’s Rakuten Group, owner of the popular messaging app, has said it will remove ads from its app in Russia.
Year: The company, which produces streaming boxes for TVs, has said it will ban Russia’s state-run news channel RT in Europe.
Microsoft: The technology giant has said it will remove Russian state media apps from their Windows app store and will not run ads on state media websites.
Electronic arts: That’s what the main video game publisher said will remove the Russian national team and the Russian club teams from the last FIFA games. Will be also remove National and club ice hockey teams of Russia and Belarus from the latest NHL game.
Nokia: The Finnish network equipment manufacturer has announced that it will suspend supplies to Russia in order to comply with the sanctions imposed on the country.
Ericsson: The Swedish telecommunications company will also suspend supplies to Russia, according to an internal note from the company’s CEO, reviewed by Reuters.