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Tiktok Stops Uploading New Videos from Russia

Social media giant Tiktok announced Sunday that it has stopped uploading all new videos from Russia in order to protect their employees and comply with new rules regarding fake news in the country.

“Due to the new rules on ‘fake news’ in Russia, we have no other choice but to stop livestreaming and new uploads on our video service while we review the implications of the rule for us,” the company said on Twitter.

“We will continue to evaluate the development of the situation in Russia to determine when we can resume our services there,” Tiktok continued.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law that gives a maximum prison sentence of 15 years for anyone who posts fake news about the Russian military as Moscow intensifies its invasion of Ukraine.

The law was immediately denounced but the Kremlin insisted it was needed because they were facing an information war that they wanted to fight. (AFP/OL-1)


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