Russia unsatisfied with Twitter response to requests

A Russian agency that regulates media said on Tuesday the micro-blogging site Twitter had refused 108 requests for account information and was "consistently not satisfying the requirements of the Russian law", the state-run news agency TASS reported.

Twitter said on Monday Russia had requested content be removed 91 times between July and December, the second-largest number after Turkey. It said it had complied with 13 percent of the Russian requests but denied several demands to silence Kremlin critics.

Moscow has tightened Internet controls since opposition activists made use of social media to organise mass protests against President Vladimir Putin in 2011 and 2012.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: activists, Internet regulation, Russia, protests, account information, remove content requests, social media

Posted on Tuesday 10 February 2015

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