Dmitry Kiselev, CEO of MIA Rossiya Segodnya, commented on Twitter’s decision to tag accounts owned by state media. According to him, in Russia they are not ashamed of their state, and in the West there is also a tradition of state media.
“Unlike the United States, we are not ashamed of our state. State media are a European tradition: they exist in France and Italy. And the British BBC lives on taxes that the government collects. Twitter wants to deprive its readers of the choice?” the words of Kiselev RIA Novosti.
On August 6, the Twitter leadership said that now all media that are under state control will be labeled. The accounts of representatives of permanent members of the UN Security Council, including officials and diplomats, will also be marked.