Twitter suspends Russian Federal Agency’s account over congratulatory message on Constitution Day

Twitter suspends Russian Federal Agency’s account over congratulatory message on Constitution Day
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  • calendar-gray 14 December 2019

US social media giant Twitter inexplicably blocked the account of Rossotrudnichestvo, an autonomous Russian federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and cultural exchanges, over a tweet congratulating followers with Constitution Day, the agency’s press service said Friday, APA reports citing Sputnik International.

According to the agency, its tweets have been saved, but the account has no followers and isn’t following anyone, and it’s impossible to publish new tweets.

“We’ve made a request to Twitter [as to why the account was blocked]. They replied that the block took place due to yesterday’s publication regarding Constitution Day. At the moment this post has also been deleted by administrators,” the press service explained.

The agency said it’s now waiting for a more detailed answer from Twitter regarding the inexplicable blocking of its account, and when it can be expected to be unblocked.

A screengrab of Rossotrudnichestvo’s Twitter account, @rsgov, currently shows a page reading "Account suspended" and the message “This account has been suspended. Learn more about why Twitter suspends accounts, or return to your timeline.”

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