16 Mar 2021 20:15

Twitter may be blocked in Russia in a month - Roskomnadzor

MOSCOW. March 16 (Interfax) - Twitter may be blocked in Russia unless it takes tangible steps to remove banned content within a month's time, Vadim Subbotin, deputy head of Russian telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor, told Interfax on Tuesday.

"Twitter has not properly responded to our requests. If things go the same way, it will be blocked out of court in a month," Subbotin said.

Twitter may avoid being blocked if it agrees to cooperate in removing banned information, he said.

"Our colleagues still have some time to engage in negotiations. We'll monitor the situation for a month and make our decision within this period of time," Subbotin said.

Roskomnadzor "has so far not noticed any practical steps taken by Twitter to remove banned content," he said.