Twitter told to delete Russian opposition’s online news content | Russia | The Guardian (Don’t comply Twitter…please)

Russia’s media watchdog has told Twitter to delete the account of an opposition news outlet following threats from Moscow to block the social network entirely if it did not remove “banned content” within a month.

The moves are part of a wider crackdown on social media and the opposition after protests supporting the jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, which were organised via online platforms.

Analysts said the threat to ban Twitter was the first step in a campaign that could lead to other networks being blocked in Russia, where most traditional media are tightly controlled by the state.

Source: Twitter told to delete Russian opposition’s online news content | Russia | The Guardian