Twitter and Facebook haven’t stopped Russia-backed RT from advertising on their websites

Twitter sounding an alarm about potential attempts by Russia to influence an election is one thing:

Twitter has continued to allow a Russian government-supported news network to advertise on its platform, even though the tech company sounded alarms about its ads to lawmakers investigating the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Source: Twitter and Facebook haven’t stopped Russia-backed RT from advertising on their websites – Recode

Refusing to place ads that aren’t specifically illegal is censorship and not in Twitter’s best interest to engage in. Russia Today is definitely a propaganda arm of the Russian government but it is as legitimate of a news agency as any other news agency pushing an agenda.

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