MOSCOW, March 16 – RIA Novosti. Twitter has a month to respond to the demands of Roskomnadzor, otherwise the social network may be blocked. This was announced on the air of Channel One by the deputy head of the department Vadim Subbotin.
“ We took a break, for a month we will monitor Twitter's reaction to our claims,” he said.
Subbotin also noted that it was not possible to establish a dialogue with the company's management.
Since March 10, Roskomnadzor has slowed down the speed of Twitter on all mobile and half stationary devices, and also threatened to block it. The decision is due to the fact that the service does not remove content that inclines minors to commit suicide, containing child pornography, as well as information about the use of drugs.
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According to Subbotin, in case of violations, the department can take similar measures against other social networks.
“We do not rule out that if other sites also violate Russian legislation and fail to comply with the requirements of Roskomnadzor, we will also go along the technical line,” Subbotin told reporters on Tuesday.
He added that it is about “slowing down and blocking”.
Vasily Piskarev, head of the State Duma commission to investigate the facts of outside interference in Russia’s affairs, noted that more than three thousand units of illegal content have not been removed on Twitter.
“There is a huge amount of unremoved content urging children to go to unauthorized rallies, calling on children to use drugs (posted on social networks. – Editor’s note), here you cannot go aside and close your eyes, especially when there is a wave of involving children in suicides. ..> this is child pornography, and calls for suicide, and calls for drug use, “he said.
Technical capability is
For the final blocking of Twitter in Russia, it takes several days, Igor Bederov, an expert at the SafeNet engineering center of the National Technological Initiative (NTI), told RIA Novosti.
“It is technically possible to block Twitter. For this, Roskomnadzor will oblige Russian operators and communication providers to block access to the site, that is, the transition to a domain name,” he said.
According to him, this procedure takes several days.