Russia blocks Facebook and Twitter

Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor blocked Facebook on 4 March. The regulator claimed that Facebook restricted access to the accounts of the RIA Novosti news agency, Sputnik, Russia Today, and other Russian media. Roskmnadzor also blocked Twitter in Russia, based on the Prosecutor General’s Office demand on 24 February, wherein media outlets were ordered to remove reports describing the attack on Ukraine as an ‘invasion, assault or declaration of war.’