The Attitude of Russians to the Prospect of Blocking Twitter has been Clarified
OREANDA-NEWS. Most Russians consider the prospect of blocking Twitter within a month rather justified if the social network does not remove the prohibited information. This is evidenced by the results of the VTSIOM poll.
According to the survey, 73% of citizens believe that Roskomnadzor's measure to block access of Russian users to Twitter, if prohibited information is not removed from the service within a month, is more likely justified, 27% hold the opposite opinion.
It is noted that 77% of respondents believe that Roskomnadzor's accusations against Twitter are fair, 23% are unfair.
An initiative all-Russian poll by VTsIOM-Sputnik was conducted on March 18. The survey involved 1.6 thousand Russians aged 18 and over. The survey method is a telephone interview. For this sample, the maximum error size with a 95% probability does not exceed 2.5%.
Since March 10, Roskomnadzor has slowed down the speed of Twitter in the Russian Federation on 100% of mobile devices and 50% of stationary devices and threatened to block it if the Internet service does not start to comply with the requirements of Russian laws. The department sent over 28 thousand initial and repeated requests to remove illegal links and publications, which were never fulfilled.
The deputy head of Roskomnadzor, Vadim Subbotin, said on March 16 that the agency would monitor Twitter's reaction for a month and make further decisions depending on the actions of the social network administration.