RUSSIA URGES SOCIAL NETWORKS TO STOP PROMOTION OF 'ILLEGAL' PROTESTS TO YOUTH


22/01/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has sent a warning letter to social media giants TikTok and Vkontakte, demanding that publications encouraging young people to join unauthorized protests be stopped.

The statement covered the content calling for anti-Kremlin demonstrations organized by supporters of arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Roskomnadzor announced that warning letters have been sent to TikTok and Vkontakte to prevent the spread of information that could cause them to engage in illegal activities that would endanger young people in the country.

"We demand immediate comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of illegal content on platforms that encourage young people to participate in unauthorized protests," the statement said.

A statement issued by The Prosecutor General of Russia demanded that access to websites containing calls to join the protests be restricted and said necessary steps had been taken to resolve the issue.


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