Russia Throttles Twitter Speed In Banned Content Standoff, Threatens Twitter Blockage

Russia is seeking to retaliate against Twitter for continued violation of Russian obscenity laws which are regulated by its media watchdog — the Federal Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Communications Oversight Service, also known as Roskomnadzor.

Specifically Russia has said Twitter failed to comply in removing over 3,100 posts displaying banned content including pornography, suicide and production of drugs. In response, Russia announced Wednesday it’s slowing down Twitter upload speeds, impacting 50% of desktops in Russia. 

Roskomnadzor is now threatening the next step will be to block Twitter completely from the country.

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/russia-throttles-twitter-speed-banned-content-row-threatens-total-block

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