Twitter added tagging to several more Russian accounts

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Twitter on Friday, August 7, added tagging to a number of Russian accounts.

The list of accounts with marking includes the accounts of the Federation Council and the State Duma, the Russian embassies in the UK, France and the USA.

A day earlier, the label “Government account, Russia” appeared on the account of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, the country’s government and Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev.

In addition, the pages of RIA Novosti, TASS, RT, Vesti and a number of other media were marked with the label “State edition, Russia”.

On the same day, company representatives said that they would start label pages government officials; and state-controlled media.

In June, social networking site Facebook began placing verification blue check marks on media pages that the company believes are wholly or partially under government control.

In turn, the head of the Union of Journalists of Russia, Vladimir Solovyov, said that the labeling of state-owned media on Facebook is political censorship and a violation of the freedom to disseminate information.

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