Russia’s media regulator Roskomnadzor “restricted access” to social media network Twitter after blocking Facebook in the country, Russian news agencies reported Friday.
According to Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies, access to Twitter was restricted on the basis of a request of the Prosecutor General from February 24 — the day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
An AFP journalist confirmed that Twitter was no longer refreshing its feed in Russia.
Roskomnadzor did not issue a statement to explain the reasons behind the decision.
Earlier on Friday, the media watchdog said it was blocking Facebook in Russia over several cases of “discrimination” towards state media.
The move was part of an unprecedented government crackdown on independent media and activists since the start of the Russian invasion