Twitter has banned Russian media companies Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik Nws from advertising on its platform after it found that both had “attempted to interfere with the [2016 U.S.] election on behalf of the Russian government” using the social network.
No more ads allowed from either company. How about all the Leftist companies like MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and the rest of the mainstream media who peddled the American people BS? Will you be banning them as well Jack?
“This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government,” the company said.
Twitter confirmed that the two media firms are the only ones that it found to have tried to interfere with the election. While it has banned both outlets from running ads, it will allow them to retain their accounts on the service “in accordance with the Twitter Rules.”
Jack Dorsey, Twitter founder, added that it will donate the revenue it has received from RT advertising efforts — which it puts at $1.9 million to date — to fund research into the use of its service in civic engagement and elections. The company promised to share more details on that soon.
Off-boarding advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik.
We’re donating all projected earnings ($1.9mm) to support external research into the use of Twitter in elections, including use of malicious automation and misinformation. https://t.co/zIxfqqXCZr
— jack (@jack) October 26, 2017
While the move is completely in the social media company’s right, Twitter indiscriminately cited a completely bogus report compiled by career liar and former Obama Intel Chief James Clapper who headed ODNI to justify the move.
This is the legal equivalent of the prosecution asking O.J. Simpson to try on a bloody glove.
Twitter asserts that RT and Sputnik helped Hillary Clinton lose the election by tampering in the 2016 content. So they are now out.
Twitter has made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, effective immediately. This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government. We did not come to this decision lightly, and are taking this step now as part of our ongoing commitment to help protect the integrity of the user experience on Twitter.
Early this year, the U.S. intelligence community named RT and Sputnik as implementing state-sponsored Russian efforts to interfere with and disrupt the 2016 Presidential election, which is not something we want on Twitter. This decision is restricted to these two entities based our internal investigation of their behavior as well as their inclusion in the January 2017 DNI report. This decision does not apply to any other advertisers. RT and Sputnik may remain organic users on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules.
To add further fuel to the fire, RT’s head of social media earlier suggested Twitter had encouraged the media outlet to run advertising around the election.
— Маргарита Симоньян (@M_Simonyan) October 26, 2017
The United States of America is losing it’s mind. This is a whole new level of craziness.
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