Russia continues to slow Twitter on mobile devices until all content deemed illegal has been removed, and as Moscow continues to demand Big Tech, state communications regulator Roskomnadzor said. I told Reuters.
Russian authorities have recently taken steps to more tightly regulate technology giants by imposing small fines for content violations, while forcing foreign companies to act as official agents in Russia, Russia. We also want to store a person’s personal data on that territory.
According to Roskomnadzor, Twitter has been subject to a disciplinary slowdown in Russia since March with posts containing child pornography, substance abuse information, or posts seeking suicide of minors.
Twitter, which did not comment immediately on Monday, has denied allowing the platform to be used to promote illegal activity. There is a policy of zero tolerance for sexual exploitation of children, and it is prohibited to promote suicide and self-harm.
Videos and photos load significantly slower on mobile devices, but Roskomnadzor relaxed fixed network speed limits in May.
According to Roskomnadzor, Twitter has fined a total of 38.4 million rubles ($ 511,900) this year, systematically ignoring banned material removal requests since 2014, but more than 90% of illegal posts. It has been deleted.
“Currently, there are 761 undeleted posts left,” Roskomnadzor said in response to Reuters’ question. “The condition for removing access restrictions on mobile devices is that Twitter completely removes the banned material detected by Roskomnadzor.”
Regulators said they would fine Alphabet’s annual sales of Google and Facebook in Russia for repeated legal breaches, both companies did not comment at the time.
“We also reiterate that Twitter, a social network, has been repeatedly convicted by courts committing administrative crimes in Russia,” said Roskomnadzor.
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