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Twitter to Follow EU Sanctions on Russia's State-Owned Sputnik, RT

Wed 02 Mar 2022 | 03:20 PM
Rana Atef

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it will take the same direction of the European Union's sanctions on the Russian state-owned media voices on social media such as Sputnik and Russia Today (RT), Reuters reported.

A Twitter official told Reuters: "The European Union (EU) sanctions will likely legally require us to withhold certain content in EU member states," adding: "We intend to comply with the order when it goes into effect."

In the same context, the Russian state-owned news station RT will no longer broadcast in the United Kingdom. The statement was made on Tuesday, and UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries later confirmed it.

The French satellite that broadcasts Russia Today (RT) in the EU and the UK will be turned off soon.

“As a result, RT will no longer be available on Sky (TV),” Dorries wrote on Twitter.

Moreover, Youtube blocked all state-owned Russian channels on the network, including Russia Today (RT), and Sputnik which back the Putin regime across all Europe as an aftermath of the Russian operation in Ukraine.

The giant video platform operated by Google said: “We are blocking the YouTube channels of RT and Sputnik in the whole of Europe with immediate effect. Our systems need a little time before being fully operational.”