Russian Authorities Threaten To Ban Twitter Over Open Russia

December 13, 2017

Twitter has received an official order from the Russian communications watchdog (Roskomnadzor) to remove Open Russia’s Twitter account. If Twitter does not comply with the order within 24 hours, the Russian authorities will act to block access to Twitter across Russia.

Roskomnadzor has accused Twitter of “dissemination of information in violation of Russian law”, after Open Russia’s online resources were officially banned in Russia on the evening of Monday December 11.

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