Twitter shuts out RT.com and Sputnik; claims they “meddled in US election”

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Twitter announces policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by RT

Twitter announces policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by RT
Twitter has banned RT and another Russian news outlet, Sputnik, from placing any advertisements. The action comes after they “attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government.”

The social network says it will give away money already earned from the two companies.

“Early this year, the US intelligence community named RT and Sputnik as implementing state-sponsored Russian efforts to interfere with and disrupt the 2016 presidential election, which is not something we want on Twitter,” the California-based company said in a statement on its blog.

READ MORE: Revealed: How Twitter pushed RT to spend big on 2016 US election

“Twitter has made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, effective immediately,” Twitter said.

APPENDIX

The conversation thread mirrors the pluses and the constant issues plaguing social media communications. These range from (a) a surprising number of spot on opinions (encouraging!); (b) a large number of stupid, nihilistic or simply infuriatingly naive replies, some of them, no doubt, since they benefit the empire, planted there by the professional state and private outfits doing this as part of Washington’s global information warfare; (3) libertarian dunces claiming honestly or deviously that the market rules absolutely everything and that is above morality or the social good. One such voice claims that Steve Ballmer, a prominent corporado and billionaire is (not) part of the empire, totally missing the point of what the empire means. This viewpoint obviously never heard of common ruling class interests, or what the capitalist state is all about. Try and keep your blood pressure under control.

Observe the thread closely. (Those answers we like are bolded in red.)

  • I would have boycotted Twitter… if I was there in the first place, that it. :)
  • 17m
    Murica censorship at it’s finest. Disgusting that Twitter allowed for corrupted politicians to make calls.

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  • Svipke
    15m
    twitter is a private company it can do what it wants

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  • Orange Ring
    14m
    And yet they do as told. Blocking RT influence is USA policy. Twitter is business company which means $$ is $$. USA is only one who has issue with RT’s $$.

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  • Svipke
    8m
    any proof?

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  • 16m
    What did they expect – Twitter is owned by the same people from the empire. A boycott or alternative to Facebook and Twitter would be perfect about now. Too much power in the hands of the few.

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  • ShnozzyHookBeak
    10m
    actually twitter is owned by Steve Ballmer, who has nothing to do with the empire. its a private company and it can do what ever it wants

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  • Purple Button
    8mEdited
    Terrorists don’t like the truth about them to be reported. If you support US/ISrael and other terrorist states, people should at least be kept informed about what they do, since your “private” media won’t do its job.

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  • WinstonSmith
    6m
    That’s like saying Blackwater shouldn’t be tried for its crimes because it’s private and can do what they want.

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  • WinstonSmith
    13m
    So twitter is carrying guns and shooting people?

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  • Purple Button
    15m
    So much for the American freedom of speech.

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  • Purple Button
    5m
    Twitter is a public company with public investors. Twitter went IPO in Nov, 2013. Educate yourself on a difference between a private and public company.

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  • Purple Button
    3m
    He is acting like an empire.

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  • Purple Button
    3m
    Hollywood studios are privately owned, but they still have to run their scripts past the CIA.

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  • ShnozzyHookBeak
    18m
    Boycotts do not work.

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  • Boycott?
    16m
    So does RT and free speech.

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  • 13m
    I´m sure this decision was not made by Twitter..

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  • boba
    7m
    proof?

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  • Cyan Puzzle
    4m
    Show proof that Twitter is actually benefiting with this decision. All they lose is loads of $$$ RT was using for promoting their content.

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  • Svipke
    4m
    Companies have a right to make decisions that dont benefit them

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  • 15m
    Being punished for telling the truth and reporting actual news is the reason Trump is getting attacked by the media…RT must have a really big gun pointed to the heads of American voter eh ?

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  • ???
    5m
    I believe in free speech, peace, truth and RT.

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  • 12m
    Twitter is the new age Gestapo. They know RT is the best media to get true news.

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  • Abc Xyz
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    Twitter will do exactly what Zio media corp orders.

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  • 11m
    I dont see the problem, Americans have rights in America. Ruzzians and non-citizens dont, deal with it. its a private company too they can do as they see fit

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    10m
    Then limit Twitter to USA only. I would love to see USA sticking to it’s own land and people without meddling around the world killing millions.

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  • Svipke
    9m
    Like the 3.4 million civilians RU killed in Afghan from 1979 to 1989?

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  • Purple Cone
    8m
    You mean millions around the world for 100 years without a single convicted general or politicians for those crimes?

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  • 11mEdited
    Didn’t take long for the Jewish owner to do the bidding of the Jews in US, did it ?

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  • 5mEdited
    Hitler, Stalin, Chairman Mao and Benito Mussolini liked censorship too. They justified it by saying the other side was spreading propaganda. The Twitter staff can go back to practicing their goose-stepping now.

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  • Don V
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    Hitler simply removed all Jewish media and literature from Germany, there was no censorship per se. Best thing he ever did.

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  • …….
    2m
    No censorship under Hitler? What was the name of the school you went to?

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  • Don V
    1mEdited
    Jewish school of lies, what about you ?

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  • 19mEdited
    The American corporatocracy’s corruption knows no bounds….. I’m so glad i don’t live in America. What a fascist country

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  • 12m
    its a private company who cares? if you dont like it make your own version of it

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  • Orange Submarine
    4m
    What if you’re a private baker and don’t want to make a cake for someone? What if you’re a private business owner and don’t want to serve (insert color) or gay people? There are laws against discrimination even for private companies. Twitter and FB want tax breaks because they are more like public utilities. How about the electric company or your internet provider cut off or degrade your service because they don’t like your opinion? Private company -> Stupidest argument ever.

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  • John Doe
    2m
    Actually twitter has a terms of service that the ruzzian accounts agreed to, which gives twitter the right to block ads on those accounts

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  • John Doe
    1m
    I agree, John. It’s a stupid argument, not to mention profoundly naive.

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  • 6m
    More proof that usa is jew owned.

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  • antinutandyahoo
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    more proof Russians are becoming the most hated in the entire world

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  • NSA
    24sEdited
    Doesn’t take long for a Jew. to appear, does it NSA ? haha..

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  • antinutandyahoo
    1mEdited
    I don’t think anyone needs any more proof, those that do basically live in denial..

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  • 11m
    Scared of truth that runs contrary to the White House narrative.

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  • 3m
    Could Russia please launch an alternative to Twitter and Facebook? The world is hungry for less bs.

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  • 11m
    Initially 40% of Twitter was owned by department of homeland security. it’s time to block it in Russia and China, others will follow.

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  • Backspace
    4m
    Show me the proof of your statement

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  • Brian
    2m
    Just check US company register. It’s not secret.

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  • Backspace
    Now
    proof?

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  • 14m
    Twitterberg made in the USA.

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  • 4m
    From now on everything from Twitter is washed with US-policy-sopa. Great move Twitter. Kind of useless site anyway. Who bothers about Tweets 2017?

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Twitter has banned RT and another Russian news outlet, Sputnik, from placing any advertisements. The action comes after they “attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government.” The social network says it will give away money already earned from the two companies.

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