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Russia 'Will Block' Google, Twitter and Facebook If They Withhold Blogger Data

1 22.05.2015 Инфо

Russia’s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian internet laws and a spokesman said they risked being blocked if they did not comply.
Roskomnadzor said it had sent letters this week to the three US-based internet companies asking them to comply with laws that critics of President Vladimir Putin have decried as censorship.
Roskomnadzor spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky said,“In our letters we regularly remind [companies] of the consequences of violating the legislation.”
He added that because of the encryption technology used by the three firms, Russia had no way of blocking specific websites and so could only bring down particular content it deemed in violation of law by blocking access to their whole services.