TikTok Suspends Livestreaming And New Content In Russia Due To ‘Fake News’ Law
So people can only hear the approved narrative?
BY GREGORY HOYT @ Red Voice Media
MARCH 6, 2022
RUSSIA – In a March 6th press release from TikTok, the video/social media platform stated that they’re going to be temporarily suspending the ability to upload new content or Livestream in Russia in order to navigate Russia’s “new ‘fake news’ law.”
In TikTok’s press release dedicated to “Bringing more context to content on TikTok,” an update from March 6th outlined revisions being implemented “on TikTok’s services in Russia.”
“TikTok is an outlet for creativity and entertainment that can provide a source of relief and human connection during a time of war when people are facing immense tragedy and isolation.
However, our highest priority is the safety of our employees and our users, and in light of Russia’s new ‘fake news’ law, we have no choice but to suspend live streaming and new content to our video service in Russia while we review the safety implications of this law.
Our in-app messaging service will not be affected. We will continue to evaluate the evolving circumstances in Russia to determine when we might fully resume our services with safety as our top priority.”