Audio streaming platform Spotify has announced plans to suspend all service in Russia because of recent laws about news outlets and information on the war in Ukraine that have also led to the Russian government suspending services like Google News.

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“Spotify has continued to believe that it’s critically important to try and keep our service operational in Russia to provide trusted, independent news and information in the region,” a spokesperson said in a statement to Newsweek, “Unfortunately, recently enacted legislation further restricting access to information, eliminating free expression, and criminalizing certain types of news puts the safety of Spotify’s employees and possibly even our listeners at risk. After carefully considering our options and the current circumstances, we have come to the difficult decision to fully suspend our service in Russia.”

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Several media outlets, including CNN, Bloomberg, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and others, have suspended reporting from within Russia. The BBC temporarily halted reporting from Russia before resuming operations earlier this month despite government threats of jail time for spreading what it deems to be information against Moscow.

Spotify expects the necessary steps to be taken to suspend all service by early April. Earlier this month, the music and podcast streaming platform said that while it was closing a corporate office in Russia, it would continue to provide service to allow for the “global flow of information.”

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The company suspended premium subscriptions in Russia earlier in March, and said at the time that those subscriptions were about 1 percent of its total revenue. Spotify also announced then that it was pulling content from state-owned Russia Today and Sputnik from its platform.

Wednesday, Google announced that it would no longer allow ads to be placed on content that “exploits, dismisses or condones” the ongoing war in Ukraine, on the same day that Russia’s communications regulator said it was restricting access to Google News over of promoting “false information” about the war.

“We’ve confirmed that some people are having difficulty accessing the Google News app and website in Russia and that this is not due to any technical issues on our end,” a Google spokesperson told Newsweek, “We’ve worked hard to keep information services like News accessible to people in Russia for as long as possible.”

Other leading tech companies have also taken steps to remove their business from the country. Apple announced that it will halt all product sales in Russia, and Microsoft made a similar announcement on March 4, saying it will suspend the sale of all of its products amid a growing technological boycott of the country.

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Update 3/25/22, 4:06 pm ET: This story has been updated with additional information.