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Mar 08, 2022 07:19 PM
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TikTok Restricts Russian Services After ‘Fake News’ Law Targets War Criticism

TikTok said users in Russia will no longer be able to livestream or upload new content as the company reviews the implications of a new law. Photo: VCG
TikTok said users in Russia will no longer be able to livestream or upload new content as the company reviews the implications of a new law. Photo: VCG

TikTok will restrict some of its services in Russia after new legislation which criminalizes the publication of what the Kremlin deems to be “false” information about its assault on Ukraine.

In a series of tweets issued Monday, the ByteDance-owned video-sharing sensation said that users in Russia will no longer be able to livestream or upload new content as the company reviews the implications of the new law. Its in-app messaging service will remain available, it said.

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