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Russia Threatens Twitter Suspension Over Alleged Banned Content: Reuters

Russia threatened to block Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) in a month unless it removed banned content, 

· 03/16/2021 10:33

Russia threatened to block Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) in a month unless it removed banned content, Reuters reports based on Russian news agencies.

  • Last week, Moscow admittedly slowed down the Twitter speed in Russia in retaliation to the non-removal of banned content.
  • Twitter expressed concerns regarding the Russian action’s impact on free speech and denied allegations over the promotion of illegal behavior by its platform leading to a possible ban by the Russian authorities.
  • Russia has allowed Twitter to reverse the decision by banning content including child pornography, illegal drugs, and child suicide.
  • Twitter already featured amongst the five social media platforms, including Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), TikTok, and Telegram for not deleting content leading to children’s involvement in illegal anti-Kremlin protests.
  • Russia’ recently accused the U.S. of exploiting IT opportunities for unfair competition and social media platforms of indiscriminate content censoring.
  • Price action: TWTR shares traded higher by 0.93% at $70.93 on the last check Tuesday.