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TikTok Halts Activity in Russia

TikTok is suspending new video uploads and live streaming on its app in Russia, citing the country’s recent “fake news” law as the reason.

“In light of Russia’s new ‘fake news’ law, we have no choice but to suspend live broadcasts and new content for our video service while we consider the security implications of this law,” TikTok wrote on Twitter. “Our in-app messaging service will continue to run.”

Last week, Roskomnadzor accused TikTok of removing content from its platform. TikTok later announced plans to add labels to some state media and reportedly made it harder for users to access Russian state media, just like Facebook, YouTube and others have done.

“We will continue to evaluate changing circumstances in Russia to determine when we can fully resume our services, making security our top priority,” TikTok notes.

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