Netflix and Tiktok have suspended their services in Russia amid the Kremlin’s ongoing war with Ukraine.
In a series of Twitter posts yesterday, Tiktok said it has no choice but to suspend some of its services in the country while it “review the safety implications”.
Russia had put up a new law that makes it illegal to report any event that could discredit the country’s military.
The new “fake news” legislation imposes prison sentences of up to 15 years for those spreading information that goes against the Russian government’s narrative on the war.
3/ We will continue to evaluate the evolving circumstances in Russia to determine when we might fully resume our services with safety as our top priority. More about our ongoing efforts here: https://t.co/Whwn5KwXmj
— TikTokComms (@TikTokComms) March 6, 2022