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TWITTER’S SELF-CENSORSHIP IN RUSSIA

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By Serge K | June 1, 2016 10:03 pm

According to Radio Free Europe several accounts has been blocked by Tweeter.

Twitter’s double standards lead it to take down the @DarthPutinKGB account, which while active had over 50,000 followers.

Another profile, which spoofed Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov under the guise of @Soviet Sergey, has also been blocked, according to Radio Free Europe.

TWITTER’S SELF-IMPOSED CENSORSHIP IN RUSSIA

TWITTER’S SELF-IMPOSED CENSORSHIP IN RUSSIA

Radio Free Europe has collected some juicy quotes from @DarthPutinKGB. “A ‘sphere of influence’ is just a polite term for a mafia clan’s territory,” reads a typical tweet attributed to the spoof profile. “A soviet Russian counterterrorism operation kills 146% of the suspects,” states another post. And, of course, there’s this highlight: “Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t good looking enough to play me.”

Twitter itself refuses to comment on the matter, the blog linked to the @DarthPutin account has issued an evidently incensed statement: “This is a Russophobic stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists!” Despite adding, “I will be back,” we doubt that kind of reaction will help its cause.

When actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s expressed apparent enthusiasm to play Putin in a film: “Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t good looking enough to play me.”

As we can see this action by Tweeter deprived some Russians of a good jock.

“Never believe anything is true until the Kremlin denies it,” Darth Putin once wrote.

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