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Russia plans Twitter block in one month if it fails to delete banned content -TASS

· 03/16/2021 07:39
Russia plans Twitter block in one month if it fails to delete banned content -TASS

- Russia will block Twitter in one month if the social media giant fails to remove banned content, the TASS news agency cited a senior official at Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor as saying on Tuesday.

Russia said last week it was slowing down the speed of Twitter TWTR.N in retaliation for what it described as a failure to remove banned content. It threatened to block the U.S. platform outright, escalating a growing stand-off between Moscow and U.S. social media firms. nL1N2L80CZ


(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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