Russia blocks Twitter shortly after restricting Facebook

Russia blocks Twitter shortly after restricting Facebook

communication regulator RussiaRoskomnadzor, proceeded to to block Twittershortly after he did the same with the social network Facebook.

According to a document in Organizer’s websiteThis action came at the request of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office on February 24, the date of the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

At the time of writing this news, Twitter It was still available in Moscow.

Previously, Roskomnadzor announced the ban on access in Russia to the social network Facebook In response to the “censorship” of Russian media accounts.

“On March 4, it was decided to block access to the social network Facebook controlled by Meta on the territory of the Russian Federation,” Roskomnadzor said in a statement.

The Russian organizer was already specific partially and slowly being able to to Facebook And the Twitter To spread “false information” about the actions of Russian forces in Ukraine.

Then he explained that he took this action after the American technology company restricted the official accounts of four Russian media: the Zvezda military TV channel, the official RIA Nóvosti agency, the Lenta portal and the newspaper

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office stated that Facebook “imposed unlawful restrictions on the dissemination of socially important information via Internet users on the territory of the Russian Federation, including messages and materials from registered media, in connection with the imposition of political sanctions and by foreign countries in relation to Russia.”

The Prosecutor General’s Office said that the Russian authorities consider this a violation of the right of citizens enshrined in Article 29 of the Russian Constitution to “freely access, receive, transmit, produce and disseminate information in a lawful manner.”

Roskomnadzor said it asked Meta, the parent company of Facebook, to lift the restrictions and explain the reasons for their introduction, but the social network ignored the Russian request.

this friday Russia has passed a law that also provides for this criminalize to publish “newsletter Falsewhich seeks to discredit the Russian army.

With information from EFE

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