Deputies of all factions of the State Duma appealed to the Prosecutor General with a request to unblock Twitter
Members of all factions State Duma contacted the attorney general Russia Igor Krasnov with a request to consider the possibility of unblocking the social network Twitter. On this subject informed RBC.
The deputies noted that they support the authorities’ decision to restrict access to Twitter, adopted in the spring of 2022. At the same time, they said that in the time that has elapsed since the blocking of the social network, its policy has changed. According to them, after the takeover of Twitter by the founder SpaceX And You’re here Elon Muskthe platform “stopped discriminating against state bodies of the Russian Federation and journalists.”
So, in particular, the authors of the appeal drew attention to the fact that the social network refused to remove the posts of the vice-president Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev and added the tag ‘publicly funded media’ to his BBC profile.
“Thus, if the policy of the social network Twitter is aimed at neutrality in terms of the dissemination of information, the deputies of the State Duma consider it reasonable and justified to resume a productive dialogue with the management of Twitter and to use the platform to convey Russia’s position to Western audiences, including government departments,” the authors of the appeal stressed.
In conclusion, the deputies asked Krasnov to double-check the social network’s compliance with Russian law. In the event that Twitter management agrees to remove or report the infringing material, it is worth considering unblocking Twitter, they concluded.
The document was signed by 22 MPs, including party members “United Russia”, CPRF, GDPR, “Just Russia” and New People. The appeal was launched by representatives of the latter.
Earlier in April, unblock Twitter Free deputy Anton Gorelkin. He writes that it is necessary to resume dialogue with the social network and continue to work in accordance with Russian law, since the administration of the site is now defined as neutral. IN Roskomnadzor in response to this declaredthat there is no reason to lift the platform restrictions.
Twitter social network blocked on the territory of Russia on March 4, 2022. This action was taken after the social network restricted access to Russian media accounts. In particular, the pages of the RT and Zvezda channels, as well as the RIA Novosti and Sputnik agencies were blocked.
End of October social network bought Elon Musk. The entrepreneur personally led the social network and dissolved the company’s board of directors. He explained his decision with the desire to help humanity. According to the billionaire, people need a platform where different opinions can be discussed in a healthy atmosphere.