Russia will ban Twitter, if the platform continues to ignore requests on taking down unlawful posts featuring child pornography, calls for suicide and other illegal content.
On March 16, Vadim Subbotin, the deputy head of the country’s media regulator, Roskomnadzor, told media that the social media network will be banned within a month if the situation does not change.
“Twitter does not adequately respond to our requests – if things go on as they have been – then in a month it will be blocked without needing a court order.”
Subotin called on Twitter to comply with the orders to take down illegal content in order to avoid a ban.
Earlier on March, Roskomnadzor already announced that it began slowing down the speed of traffic on Twitter as the company “does not remove content that incites minors to commit suicide, contains child pornography or information about the use of drugs.”
According to Russian authorities, they filed over 28,000 requests for posts to be taken down. However, it seems that Twitter, which is in a permanent rush to censor independent point of views and any other non-globalist/neo-liberal opinions, has no problems with the aforementioned illegal content.
The recent report by Russian authorities stated that “3,168 pieces of content containing prohibited information… remain not deleted”. This includes more than 2,500 calls for children to kill themselves and 450 involving child pornography.
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