Users complained about the slowdown of Twitter in Russia

Twitter users complained about the incorrect operation of the service after Roskomnadzor began to slow down access to the Internet platform. This is evidenced by data from the portal Downdetector.

According to the portal, complaints began to arrive from 9:48 Moscow time. 81% of users noted problems with the Twitter site, another 18% complained about problems logging into the social network.

Users also complained to Twitter about the platform’s slow loading of images and videos and the site’s slowness.

Earlier, Roskomnadzor announced that from March 10, the speed of Twitter for users from Russia will be slowed down. At the first stage, access to the platform from half of the computers in Russia and from all mobile devices will slow down.

The department said that this measure is designed to force the company to comply with Russian law and protect Russians from “the influence of illegal content.”

According to Roskomnadzor, since 2017, Twitter has not removed content that encourages minors to commit suicide, as well as contains child pornography and information about the use of drugs. According to its data, the total number of posts not deleted, contrary to the requirement of the department, exceeds 3 thousand. Roskomnadzor indicated that if Twitter continues to ignore the requirements to remove such content, then measures could be tightened “up to blocking” access to the service.

Earlier, the department also reported that Twitter faces a fine of 800 thousand to 4 million rubles. In the event of a repeated violation, the amount will increase to a tenth of the company’s annual revenue.

According to Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (CAO), violation of the procedure for restricting access to illegal content and failure to remove prohibited information by the owner of an Internet resource entails an administrative fine for legal entities in the amount of 800 thousand to 8 million rubles, and in case of repeated violation – up to one-fifth of the company’s annual revenue.