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Russia Threatens To Block Twitter In A Month

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 10, 2021 file photo, a mobile phone user turns on the Twitter application on his smartphone in Moscow, Russia. Russian authorities said Tuesday March 16, 2021, they would block Twitter in a month if it doesn't take steps to remove banned content, a move that escalates the Russian government’s drawn-out standoff with social media platforms that have played a major role in amplifying dissent in Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

(AP) — Russian authorities say they will block Twitter in a month if it doesn’t take steps to remove banned content. The move escalates the Russian government’s standoff with social media platforms that have played a major role in amplifying dissent in Russia.

Last week, the state communications watchdog said it began throttling Twitter traffic after it said the platform failed to remove content encouraging suicide among children and information about drugs and child pornography.

Twitter responded by emphasizing its zero-tolerance policy for child sexual exploitation, promotion of suicide and drug sales. On Tuesday, the deputy chief of Roskomnadzor said Twitter had not adequately responded to the authorities’ requests.

 

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