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Russia blocks Twitter without deleting banned content Russia

Russian news agencies quoted a senior regulatory officer as saying on Tuesday that Russia plans to block Twitter within a month unless the platform is meeting with the country's request for the removal of banned content.

Moscow said that last week, in return for what it described as a failure to delete a certain list of banned content Twitter slowed down in Russia's interior.

Twitter stated that it was concerned about the effect on the Russian action's freedom of speech and expression and denied its platform being able to be used as an alleged Russian authority to promote unlawful behavior.

Vadim Subbotin, the Deputy Chief Communication Officer of Roskomnadzor, was cited on Tuesday to say that Twitter had not yet taken up Russia's concerns and would be blocked in Russia in a month's time other than that.

"Twitter does not respond as it should to our requests. If the situation continues it is blocked without a court order in a month's time, "As Subbotin cited from the Interfax news agency.

It has been cited that if action is taken to delete the prohibited content that Moscow said comprises child pornography and illicit drug material and child suicide, then Twitter can always be avoided.

A comment request wasn't answered immediately by Twitter.

In Russia, after it was named at the beginning of this month one of five social media platforms was charged with failing to delete posts urging children to join in illegal anti-Kremlin protests. The US Platform had already been targeted.

On Saturday, Russia's foreign ministry accused the USA of using IT opportunities to arbitrarily and indiscriminately censor content on unfair competition and social media platforms.
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