American company Twitter decided to remove all advertising from accounts of the TV channel Russia Today and Sputnik, was the victim of a deep prejudice against the Russian media, said the Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. His words to the correspondent “Tapes.ru” on Friday, October 27.
“We regret in this regard. The company actually sets a precedent of unequal treatment of its customers, which can certainly cause alarm and concerns among other users of this network”, — said Peskov.
Press Secretary of the President also expressed the hope that the company finds it necessary to understand in detail the situation. “The work of the free media, to which belong RT and Sputnik, could not be considered as interference in the electoral process”, — said Peskov.
On the eve of the microblogging network has banned the accounts of the Russian broadcaster RT and news Agency Sputnik to post any sponsored posts. As explained in the company, this decision was made based on the findings of the American intelligence community about the impact of these media on the U.S. presidential election. Twitter management has added that the decision was not made lightly.
In protest, your Twitter account has removed the President of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev.
20 November it became known that RT refused to register in the U.S. as invagent. According to representatives of the TV company, they will challenge the requirement of American justice.