Russia’s media watchdog on Monday demanded US-based microblogging service Twitter block several “extremist” accounts as the Kremlin continues to tighten its control over the Internet.
Agency head Alexander Zharov earlier in the day met with Twitter’s public policy chief Colin Crowell a month after Moscow threatened to block the service if it did not comply with new stringent rules.
Zharov gave Crowell “detailed information about 12 accounts whose content has been identified as extremist” and is now expecting Twitter to delete or block them, the agency said in a statement.
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