Russia’s threat to Twitter if it doesn’t remove banned content
Russia’s telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor threatened to block the social network Twitter in Russia within a month if does not take tangible steps to remove content prohibited in the country.
The vice-head of the agency, Vadim Subbotin, told the TASS agency that Roskomnadzor has given Twitter “a month” to see how it reacts to its order to remove posts and links prohibited by Russian law. “
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“Then, we will make the appropriate decisions depending on the measures taken by the administration of the social network“, he pointed.
“If you do not meet the requirements of Roskomnadzor, the requirements of Russian law, we will consider the option of blocking the service on the territory of Russia,” he specified.
On the 10th the regulatory body already warned of this measure, but first opted for slow down the publication of photos and videos of the social network in Russia due to the “systematic breach” by Twitter of the Russian legislation.
According to Roskomnadzor, Twitter currently houses 3,168 entries with prohibited information, of which 2,569 incite minors to suicide, 450 with content of child sexual exploitation and 149 on drug use.
Twitter responded to Russia that it remains “committed to promoting an open internet throughout the planet” and she said she was “highly concerned about the increasing attempts to block and limit public online conversation.”
The company called the Russian regulator’s decision “broad and indiscriminate” and implicitly rejected Roskomnadzor’s arguments, noting that they maintain a policy of “zero tolerance” with the sexual exploitation of minors.
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“It is against the rules of Twitter to promote, glorify or encourage suicide and self-harm, and we do not allow the use of Twitter for any type of illegal behavior or to contribute to illegal activities such as buying and selling drugs “, settled from the San Francisco company.
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