The widely reported news stated that Russia's anti-monopoly agency was looking into why a new version of a Russian-made app was excluded from the Apple app store. Specifically, the allegations stem from the recent version of the Kaspersky Lab's Safe Kids app that was excluded from the app store, reports said. The agency said Apple released version 12 of its own parental control app, Screen Time, which had similar functions to the Kaspersky program.
Apple reportedly has claimed that its move was motivated by a desire to keep user information secure and safe.
The news of Russian government action comes after allegations that a recently popular app that aged photos could have violated users' privacy.
Apple is no stranger to strange claims against it coming out of Russia. In 2015, Russia investigated the tech giant over allegations of producing homosexual propaganda. A 2013 law banned the promotion of anything gay to minors, and an activist complained that Apple's inclusion of emojis featuring same-sex couples violated the law.