The accounts of the president and the government of Russia on the social network Twitter received a special label.
Thus, the marking “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.
The pages of RIA Novosti, TASS, RT, Vesti and a number of other media were marked with the label “State publication, Russia”.
The pages of representatives of those countries that are members of the UN Security Council will be marked: Russia, China, France, USA and Great Britain. Subsequently, the list will be expanded.
The social network also intends to mark the accounts of editors-in-chief or executives of state-controlled media.
Earlier on Thursday, August 6, company representatives said 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 Russian Union of Journalists, Vladimir Solovyov, said that the labeling of state media on Facebook is political censorship and a violation of the freedom to disseminate information.