Russia, after Twitter slowdown, accuses the United States of using IT to engage in unfair competition

On Saturday, Russia accused the US of using IT opportunities to engage in unfair competition and arbitrarily and indiscriminately censoring content from social media platforms. Russia this week said it was slowing the speed of Twitter for retaliation for what has been described as a failure to remove prohibited content. He threatened to completely block the US platform, a move that has escalated a quarrel between Moscow and US social media companies.

Twitter currently labels some Russian media as “state-affiliated media,” a move denounced by Moscow. President Vladimir Putin signed laws in December that give Russia new powers to curb US social media giants. “[The platforms] in principle, they do not have unified standards for their own management. It is a semantic and technological stalemate “, wrote the spokeswoman of the Russian foreign ministry Maria Zakharova. Facebook on Saturday.

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“Digital content is arbitrarily and indiscriminately censored by some moderators without the decision of a competent and relevant court or authority.” Twitter On Tuesday he said he was deeply concerned about the growing attempts to block and limit public conversation online and that he was concerned about the impact on free speech of Russian action to slow his service.

“Washington’s goal is obvious: to use IT opportunities for unfair competition in all industries,” Zakharova said.

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News Highlights:

  • On Saturday, Russia accused the US of using IT opportunities to engage in unfair competition and arbitrarily and indiscriminately censoring content from social media platforms.
  • Russia, after Twitter slowdown, accuses the United States of using IT to engage in unfair competition