As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues, major tech corporations are stopping operations in Russia, and now Microsoft and Oracle are joining the boycott. Industry veteran Microsoft is halting sales of its products within Russia, while computing competitor Oracle is suspending its operations within the country.
Other Silicon Valley titans have been active in the boycott; Meta Platforms prevented Russian state media from running ads on its worldwide platform, Apple ceased sales of iPhones, Macbooks, and other products, and Google parent Alphabet Inc. barred Russia's state-owned media channels from receiving ad revenue.
Since the beginning of the conflict, at least 230 companies have announced plans to withdraw operations or sales from Russia — among the many worldwide sanctions and protests against the country’s invasion of its neighbor. Netflix and TikTok, two of the most popular consumer entertainment platforms, have also joined the cause; the latter is suspending live streaming and new content in Russia while the country suppresses and threatens citizen protesters. Other tech companies distancing themselves from Russia include Accenture, Cisco, Dell, HP, and SAP.