For a few weeks the platform suspended live broadcasts from Russia in response to the new law to prevent “fake news” that actually seeks to silence dissidents and limit coverage of the invasion to Ukraine.
“We have no choice but to suspend live streaming and new content from our video service while we review the security implications of this law,” the company announced in a series of tweets.
The measure of TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd.comes after Russia’s parliament passed legislation that imposes prison sentences on those accused of spreading what is known as false news about the actions of the Russian army.
It also punishes public actions that seek to discredit the actions of the Russian Army in “defending the interests of Russia and its citizens, in preserving international security and peace,” as detailed in the regulations.
This initiative has been repudiated by several platforms and organizations around the world that have been silenced or restricted. It should be noted that some social networks, What Twitter, have implemented the use of Tor so that your content arrives, without limitationsto users in Russia.