Months after Twitter shadow-bans RT, Putin signs law to fine & block social media giants that censor Russian media sources

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved new legislation that could see foreign social media companies punished for discriminating against the country’s media outlets. This year, RT and Sputnik have been censored on Twitter.

The bill explicitly forbids censorship based on reasons such as nationality, language, and origin, as well as “in connection with the introduction of political or economic sanctions against Russia.”

Once found guilty, a foreign network, such as YouTube or Facebook, could be subject to sanctions in the form of fines, the slowing down of traffic, or even a complete block.

SOURCE: https://www.rt.com/russia/511094-fine-bill-media-outlets-shadow-banning/

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