Russia Slows Twitter, Won’t Block Platform Yet

Russia Slows Twitter, Won’t Block Platform Yet


On Monday, officials in Russia said that they will keep slowing down Twitter until the middle of next month, but they will not entirely block it due to the fact that the platform is removing content they have deemed harmful.

The Russian government and Twitter have been at odds for the past few months as Russia accused Twitter of not taking down pornographic, harmful, or illegal content.

On March 10, Russia slowed down access to the social media platform, alleging that it was trying to protect Russian citizens because of the content that was not being removed.

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The Daily Wire reported at the time:

On Wednesday, Russia slowed down Twitter access in an alleged attempt to protect its citizens, stating that the social media tool has not removed content that is illegal, pornographic, or harmful. The move raised concerns among many who see it as the latest limitation on freedom of expression by the Kremlin.

The telecommunications regulator for the country, Roskomnadzor, said in

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