Twitter has been restricted in Russia as of Saturday morning, according to data forensics from internet monitoring group NetBlocks.
Journalists on the ground in Russia have confirmed the block of Twitter. A BBC reporter described access as “severely restricted,” saying “this message got through, but took a while.”
But why does it matter? It’s matters a lot. Because it’s a way for us to know about everything that is happening. It’s part of a greater effort by Russia to silence dissent amid protests against Russia’s Ukraine offensive.
We believe people should have free and open access to the Internet, which is particularly important during times of crisis. https://t.co/xnm4xtzpKd
— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) February 26, 2022
“We’re aware that Twitter is being restricted for some people in Russia and are working to keep our service safe and accessible,” Twitter said in a tweet.
On Friday, Facebook confirmed that Russia’s media regulator Roskomnadzor said it would partly restrict Facebook in response to its refusal to stop fact-checking and labeling Russian state media.
Actually, it’s not the first time that Russia is doing this kind of thing. Russia has a history of shutting down internet access and social channels during political upheaval.
But, why Russia is doing that? Actually, they are trying to hide their works from the international peoples and also from their country people.
Because now a day social media are the main power. Anyone can share the current situation on social media and the whole world can see that.