The decision of Twitter to ban the placement of the TV channel Russia Today (RT) advertisement in the network, shows an absolute dependence on the power of the US establishment, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“In our view, in the case of this ban Twitter demonstrates its commercial failure and the absolute dependence on the will power of the US establishment, which directly controls the decision-making process in the company, how we represent ourselves now”, Zakharova said at a briefing broadcast which led the foreign Ministry in Twitter.
Briefing of the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry M. Zakharova, November 2, 2017 https://t.co/1x9pFDIVVa
— Russian foreign Ministry 🇷🇺 (@MID_RF) 2 November 2017
Previously, Twitter reported that banned RT and Sputnik to advertise. Twitter indicates that this decision is based on the study of American elections in 2016 and the conclusion of the intelligence services of the USA about trying RT and Sputnik affect the outcome of the vote.
“We worked hard to make this decision, and we go to this step now in the framework of the commitments of providing fair service to users of Twitter”, – stated in the message of the social network. It is noted that RT and Sputnik can remain users of the platform.
Twitter also promised to donate $1.9 million that the company earned on the is RT in 2011, to support independent research on the use of Twitter during the elections.
Currently in the United States is a few investigation that should establish whether there has been Russian interference in the US presidential election in 2016. In particular, this issue examines appointed by the Ministry of justice spectracolor Robert Mueller.
Facebook and Twitter have given informed consent to participate in the scheduled for November 1, hearings of the intelligence Committee of the Senate of the U.S. Congress in connection with the assigned Russia’s attempts to interfere in the elections.