Twitter banned the account is from Russia Today and Sputnik

Management of the social network Twitter announced the change of policy of advertising and banned ads from accounts of the Russian TV channel Russia Today and the Agency Sputnik. This is stated in a statement Twitter.

They explained that has decided, based on the findings of the us intelligence community.

«This decision was based on a retrospective study of the situation with the elections of 2016 in the United States, as well as on the findings of the us intelligence community, which came to the conclusion that Russia Today and Sputnik tried to interfere in the elections on behalf of the government of Russia», – said in a statement.

It is reported that the company will donated $1.9 million received from the sale of advertising to Russia Today and Sputnik. Funds will be donated to support research on how to use Twitter for civil society development and impact on elections, as well as how you can use social network to spread disinformation.

In December 2016, former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul suggested to be employees of the Russian TV channel RT and Sputnik Agency foreign agents. He noted that the presidential election Sputnik openly campaigned for Donald trump, launching the Twitter hashtag #CrookedHillary (eng. dishonest Hillary).

Of dishonesty Russia Today and Sputnik in may 2017, accused the President of France Emmanuel macron. Answering the question of why the media were denied accreditation at his campaign headquarters, he said that the Russian propagandists TV channel Russia Today and Sputnik Agency spread slander during the election campaign in France.

October 1, chief editor of TV channel Russia Today Margarita Simonyan said that because of pressure from the authorities, the Russia Today TV channel might stop broadcasting in the United States.




Twitter banned the account is from Russia Today and Sputnik 26.10.2017

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