Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Spoke about the Possibility of Blocking Twitter
OREANDA-NEWS. The head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Alexander Khinshtein, said that Twitter would be blocked on Russian territory if his administration did not start a dialogue with the Russian authorities.
Alexander Khinshtein in an interview with Parlamentskaya Gazeta clarified that "If during these 30 days the Twitter administration does not start any dialogue with the Russian authorities, it does not begin to delete those openly negative tweets that are absolute evil for everyone, this is child pornography, calls for suicide, drug propaganda, his signal will be blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation. "
The Russian deputy noted that in the event of a possible blocking of Twitter, the experience of Telegram will be taken into account. He said in this regard: "The story with Telegram 2.0, which they scare us today, they say that everyone will use VPN, this is a kind of slyness. Much has changed since the history of Telegram. Firstly, the law on the sovereign Internet has come into force. Access to VPNs today may be similarly restricted. "
Since March 10, Roskomnadzor has slowed down the speed of Twitter in the Russian Federation for 100% of mobile devices and 50% of stationary devices and threatened to block it if the Internet service does not begin to comply with the requirements of Russian laws. The department sent over 28 thousand initial and repeated requests to remove illegal links and publications, which were never fulfilled.