Twitter may be blocked for violation of Russian law




In Roskomnadzor claim that the Twitter service violates the requirements of Russian legislation. In particular, to counter extremism. In the near future, the agency will send a request to the company in this regard, informs ” Interfax “.


“Surprising position microblogging service Twitter in relation to the implementation of legislation in different countries in which Twitter operates as a multinational company. Judging by the above in their official report statistics, social network in 2014 granted almost 3,000 requests for disclosure of the US Government users’ personal information. Of the 108 requests for disclosure of attendance accounts popular users towards the administration of social network Roscomnadzor not satisfied with any one, “- said on Tuesday the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov.

According to him, also puzzling actual refusal to grant requests for blocking popular opponents of the Russian government and other requirements to restrict freedom of speech in relation to mass non-violent speeches in Ukraine.

“The fact that such a position was stated in the commentary to the official report of the company shows that Twitter is not consistently comply with the requirements of Russian legislation. Including those aimed at countering extremism. In Roskomnadzora question arises about the acceptability of such a position for a company that operates in the territory of the Russian Federation “, – said Zharov.

He said that the relevant official request for clarification of the position of Twitter will be formulated and sent to the administration of the social network in the near future.

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