Contents tagged with Twitter

  • Russia decided not to block Twitter and Youtube for now

    The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has said that they do not intend to block foreign social networks or YouTube, but do plan to come to an agreement with them about the removal of accounts associated with the social-political movement Open Russia, reported RBC news agency citing a representative of the agency.

    "At the present time, Roskomnadzor is expecting to achieve compliance with the demands of Russian law through …

  • NATO: 60% of Russian-speaking Twitter users who write about the Alliance in the Baltic States are bots

    NATO's Strategic Communications Center of Excellence reports that 60% of Russian-speaking Twitter users are bots, according to the Center, which was founded in Riga, Latvia, The Voice of America reports.

    "Russian-speaking bots create about 70% of all Russian NATO reports in the Baltic States and Poland. In general, 60% of active Russian-speaking accounts are automated. In comparison, 39% of account tweeting in English are bots,” the report notes.

    The research notes that its conclusions are …

  • Russia Today Editor-in-Chief accuses Twitter of collaboration with U.S. special services

    By forbidding the television channel Russia Today from advertising, Twitter has, in fact, signed up to cooperate with the U.S. special services, stated  RT (Russia Today) Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan.

    “I admit, I did not believe that Twitter was run by U.S. intelligence agencies. I thought it was a conspiracy theory. But Twitter has just admitted it. It's a shame,” she said.

    Along with this, Simonyan admitted that the Russian authorities would “respond politely” to the American media in …

  • Kremlin announces that Twitter will move its Russian members’ personal data to Russia

    The Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) announced on April 19 that by mid-2018 Twitter will transfer to Russia its databases containing personal data of Russian members.

    A message on the website of the Russian agency cites a letter from Twitter representative Sinéad McSweeney that says the company is currently evaluating what data can be transferred to Russia.

    Earlier, Roskomnadzor noted that the …

  • Several Popular Ukrainian Contributors Banned by Twitter

    On the 30th of December, the popular social network, Twitter, issued an update to their terms of service agreement. These changes are directed at preventing insults, threats and intimidation. Some of the networks’ users attest that there are errors in this new system that can result in the locking of practically any account, Radio Svoboda reported.

    “The updated rules stress that Twitter will not allow the use of insults, intimidation and threats in order to force other people to be silent. As …