Moscow, April 10 – Twitter could once again become a convenient platform for explaining Russia’s position to a Western audience, according to State Duma deputy Anton Gorelkin, who believes that the decision to ban this social network in the Russian Federation should be reconsidered.
In April last year, Twitter announced that the social network would no longer promote or recommend pages related to the Russian leadership, either in the feed or in search. In the fall, entrepreneur Elon Musk finally closed a $44 billion takeover of the social network, promising to liberalize its editorial policy, which has been criticized for heavy censorship. In April, Twitter again abandoned accounts of Russian government agencies in the search, including the pages of the Kremlin, the Russian Foreign Ministry, and Russian embassies abroad.
According to the parliamentarian, if the social network is aimed at neutrality, then it is necessary to continue working with it within the framework of the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Access to Twitter in Russia has been restricted at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office since February 24, 2022. In December last year, against the background of reports of discussion about unblocking from the network, the press service of Roskomnadzor the News Agency reported that “there are no Reasons to unblock said resource”.
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