Contents tagged with Twitter

  • Kremlin gives Twitter one month warning before blocking access

    Access to Twitter in Russia can be fully blocked in a month, if the social network does not remove prohibited information, said deputy head of the Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor, Vadim Subbotin.

    "We are giving it a month and are watching Twitter's response with regards to the removal of prohibited information. After that, depending on the actions of the administration of the social network, appropriate decisions will be taken," TASS quotes Subbotin as saying.

    Four days earlier, …

  • Russian government websites inaccessible after Kremlin attempts to slow down traffic to Twitter

    From March 10, the speed of the internet traffic to Twitter will be slowed down for Russian users, announced the Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor. According to Roskomnadzor the "slowdown in the speed of service" was a measure intended to force Twitter to comply with Russian law and protect Russians from "influence of illegal content."

    In the first stage, access to Twitter will be slowed down from half of computers in Russia and from all mobile devices. Roskomnadzor threatened that if …

  • Kremlin files case against Facebook and Twitter

    Russia’s federal communications censorship agency, RosKomNadzor, has initiated an administrative case against Facebook and Twitter due to their non-compliance with Russia’s law on personal information.

    The department’s press service reported that the two social networks which, according to BR Analytics, have 2 million content creators and 210 million messages on a monthly basis, have failed to provide proof within the stipulated time frame that they are complying with the requirement to …

  • Moscow court fines Twitter for refusing to provide information about Russian users

    On Friday, April 5, the Moscow Magistrates’ Court examined  administrative offense complain made by the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media or Roskomnadzor against Twitter for failing to confirm information if Russian users’ personal data is stored in the territory of the Russian Federation. During the third hearing of the case, Judge Anton Kozyrev  ordered Twitter to pay a fine of 3,000 rubles ($4.60 USD), DW reported.

    In court, …

  • Kremlin prepares to block Twitter and Facebook

    Roskomnadzor, the Russian federal executive body responsible for media and telecommunication censorship, has begun an administrative procedure against Facebook and Twitter, which do not abide by Russia’s law on personal data.

    The social networks, which are legally obligated to store users’ personal data in Russia, have not proposed any specific plans or deadlines to localize this information, Roskomnadzor director Alexander Zharov told Interfax.

    According to him, the companies have one month, …

  • 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 …