Yulia Gorbunova: "Will Russia Block Twitter?" [Human Rights Watch]

posted 19 Dec 2017, 11:47 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 19 Dec 2017, 11:58 ]

15 December 2017

By Yulia Gorbunova, researcher at Human Rights Watch

Source: Human Rights Watch

Authorities Threaten to Block Twitter, YouTube Over Open Russia Accounts

This week, Russia’s state media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, issued a warning to Twitter, giving it 24 hours to remove allegedly unlawful content – the Twitter account of opposition group Open Russia, led by Russian former oil tycoon and ardent Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Should Twitter disobey, the notice warns, it may be blocked in Russia. YouTube received an almost identical warning , also threatening them with a Russia-wide ban. [Read more]