The Twitter social network has registered a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website as part of the requirements of the law on the activities of foreign persons on the Internet in Russia.
“Register a personal account on the official website of Roskomnadzor. Status: completed, ”the agency’s website states.
The corresponding law was adopted last summer and came into force on January 1. According to the document, foreign firms are required to open their branches, representative offices or any other legal entity in the Russian Federation if more than 500 thousand people visit their sites per day.
Companies that refuse to comply with all requirements may be prohibited from distributing advertising about the site or on it itself, receiving payments to their address, getting into search results, and partially or completely restricting access to the resource.
The list includes 13 foreign companies: these are social networks Meta, Twitter, TikTok, Likee, Pinterest, instant messengers WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Discord, video conferencing and broadcast services Zoom, Twitch, Apple and Google services, including YouTube, as well as streaming audio service Spotify .