Russia accidentally shuts down state websites in Twitter slowdownMarch 10, 2021
Censor says move is punishment for failure to remove ‘banned’ content relating to Navalny protests
Russia took action on Tuesday to slow down the speed of Twitter in a move that also appeared to have accidentally shut down the Kremlin’s own website, as well as other government agency sites.
The state communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, said it was retaliating for Twitter’s alleged failure to remove banned content. It threatened a total block if the US platform did not comply with its deletion demands.