Russian regulator threatens to block TwitterPosted: May 17, 2014
Detailed warning on the options Moscow is considering to tighten control of the internet, the Financial Times reports.
Russia’s internet regulator has threatened to block Twitter, in the most detailed warning on the options Moscow is considering in its efforts to tighten restrictions over the internet.
"We can block Twitter or Facebook in Russia tomorrow within a few minutes," Maksim Ksenzov, deputy head of Roskomnadzor, the telecom, IT and communications supervisory agency, said in an interview published by daily newspaper Izvestia on Friday.
"If at any point we believe that the consequences of ‘switching off’ social networks will be less significant than the damage done to Russian society by the unconstructive position of the leadership of international companies, we will do what we have to under the law," he added.
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