September 18, 2020, 11:59

Twitter Became Victim of Prejudice in Situation With Sputnik – Kremlin

Twitter Became Victim of Prejudice in Situation With Sputnik – Kremlin

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has commented on the decision of Twitter to ban ads of Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik over alleged election meddling.

Moscow expresses hope that Twitter will deal with the situation and come to a conclusion that the work of free media can not be qualified as interfering in electoral processes in foreign countries, according to Peskov.

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The spokesperson said that Russia “regrets that this company [Twitter] is most likely falling a victim to deep-rooted prejudice against our [Russian] media.” He also stressed that Twitter has created “precedent of unequal treatment of clients, which can be concerning for other users of the social network.”

On Thursday, Twitter announced that it has made a “policy decision to off-board advertising” from accounts of Russia’s RT and Sputnik. The company stressed that it “did not come to this decision lightly” and honored its commitment to the Russia probe which is aimed at discovering “Russian traces” in the US 2016 election campaign.

Source: sputniknews.com

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