TikTok suspends operations in Russia

TikTok suspends operations in Russia

Ukrinform
The social network TikTok has decided to suspend its operations in the Russian Federation.

This was reported by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov via Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"TikTok is suspending its work in Russia due to the law on fake news. Another glonal organization does not understand how to publish the obvious truth, which in Russia is branded as ‘fake,’” Fedorov wrote.

Russia's Roskomnadzor regulator has earlier blocked Twitter and Facebook in Russia.

Read also: Russian bots boost efforts to sow panic on social media - General Staff

On March 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law criminalizing "fake news" about the activities of Russia’s military servicemen.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and launched a large-scale invasion.

Russian troops have been killing civilians, shelling and destroying key infrastructure, and their missiles have been hitting Ukrainian households.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2022 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-