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This is nothing new because the Russia, internet police Roskomnadzor has has been threatening Japanese artists for quite a while now, for as back as 2015
But twitter most of the time didn't comply with their demands, so Japanese artists were relatively safe.. until now. Earlier this year Roskomnadzor threatened with blocking twitter if they didn't properly removed content that was breaking the laws of their country.

Today they announced they would give twitter some time to remove rule breaking content, and twitter seems to be complying with most of their request, Roskomnadzor seems to particularly target loli artists. But all porn is illegal in russia, nobody is actually safe.
“Twitter is being provided with additional time to remove all prohibited content from the social network and bring its activities in full compliance with the laws of our country.”​

Here is an article talking about it
Archive
Roskomnadzor postpones Twitter block, but continues slowdown
10:15 am, April 5, 2021
Source: RKN

Russia’s state censor, Roskomnadzor (RKN), has decided against blocking Twitter, but will continue to throttle the social network’s traffic until May 15. In a statement released on Monday, April 5, RKN said that this comes against the backdrop of “decisions first adopted by the company Twitter on changing the principles and speed of their own moderation services” in Russia.
“Twitter is being provided with additional time to remove all prohibited content from the social network and bring its activities in full compliance with the laws of our country.”
According to RKN, Twitter has removed around 1,900 of the more than 3,100 materials that they wanted taken down for containing “child pornography, pro-drug, and suicidal content.”
According to Russian law, social networks must remove prohibited content within 24 hours of receiving a notice from Roskomnadzor. According to RKN, Twitter takes 81 hours to remove content on average.

Roskomnadzor began slowing down Twitter traffic in Russia on March 10, on the grounds that the social network had failed to remove “illegal” content. RKN also threatened to block Twitter in Russia entirely, in the event that the social network refused to comply with its orders. On March 23, RKN reported that Twitter had started work on removing banned content, but underscored that the process was happening at an “unsatisfactory pace.”

As I said, Twitter has no obligation to obey what Russia says, but they are doing it because they don't want to get blocked from Russia




Here are some tweets from Japanese artists that got suspended or were forced to remove content today
Tweet||Archive The e-mail they received from twitter (click to enlarge)
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Another Japanese artist that got suspended
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Of course Japanese twitter users are rightfully mad about this, why do they have to obey Russian laws?
This guy in particulars is talking about how Russia considers lolis to be the same as CP
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Here is an animation from 2017 about the Roskomnadzor(click on CC to enable english subtitles), the fun thing is they show a weaboo getting arrested by them at 0:52

 
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Cayhr

Straggot
Artist
Saw this on the Pleroma instance. How exactly does something like this get enforced, except through fear? Is the KGB going to just roll up on these artists' houses/studios in Japan and yoink them to the motherland?
 

Halo

Incredibly Retarded
Staff member
Saw this on the Pleroma instance. How exactly does something like this get enforced, except through fear? Is the KGB going to just roll up on these artists' houses/studios in Japan and yoink them to the motherland?
It's twitter enforcing it.
They get a message from Mother Russia and obey. It says it in the letter "Twitter received official correspondence".
I don't think they have any reason besides money and Russian userbase to enforce it, but don't quote me on that.
 

NretsewThePerv

Regular
Regular
I think I vaguely recall a similar instance like this but it was Germany wanting twitter to ban peoples posts. and in that case, they only banned posts from being viewable from within Germany. not full-on account suspensions

the fact that a US company is allowing Mother Russia to fuck them up the ass with a bad dragon strap on has like this tbh

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what happened to trump being a Russian plant and Russia being the big bad? aye, jack?
what are you doing obeying Russia jack, you hobo looking motherfucker

I SEE THROUGH YOUR LIES YOU WICKED WICKED HOBO DEVIL
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Hatena64

Newfag
I remember awhile back germany was censoring shit on twitter but they only were invisible in germany, and were not sus’d outside of the country. I can only hope they just fuck off with this shit instead of screwing around with artists accounts
 

Shizu

Salt Harvester
Staff member
Yeah, I talked about this in a (now deleted tweet), they seem to have an obsession against hentai
 

Mandrake

Straggot
I'm actually still surprised twitter even continues to allow hentai content at all, as a growing number of countries have decided that to "protect the children" they would give censorship powers to local organisations that need to justify their paycheck.
 

Ellyloop

Lurker
This is because twitter, they typically ignored requests like this but now they are throwing artists to the wolves so Russia doesnt ban the platform in their country. Pathetic of twitter tbh, they are trrying to please Russia above all else.
 

Mandrake

Straggot
I guess yeah.
I'm just thinking that long term, global networks like twitter simply can't really function without being hyper cleaned of anything adult.
I'm glad I found great artists using it, but I won't be surprised if it's temporary before they move to somewhere more specialized in nature, mastodon style.
 

immahnoob

Regular
Regular
Patron of the Forums
Fuck off Russia, go back to your stupid Cold War with the US and leave Japan alone.
 

immahnoob

Regular
Regular
Patron of the Forums
Wasn't it covered sometime ago that twitter is not going to get rid of this shit, because it doesn't violate their rules of service or some bs like that?
I don't remember what happened with that, but that's the last thing I remember about it, kek.
 

yu-gen

Newfag
Twitter has a huge child pornography issue that they actively ignore because 'it doesn't break their policies' even though it's against the law pretty much everywhere, but hentai is too far just because Russia doesn't like it? If this doesn't tell people who these sites get funded by I don't know what will.
 

Hex

Newfag
FUCK YOU, RUSSIA! LEAVE MY ANIME LOLI'S ALONE!
I WANT SO LITTLE, DAMN IT.

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Scornful Gaze

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Last I heard, the timing of these demands was pretty suspect, the Kremlin has found the existence of uncontrolled social media undesirable for the powers that be, and needed a way to put the screws on them in a way that wouldn't draw the ire of US Politicians (and given everyone's distaste for tech giants now, was even applauded).
Direct links because archive.is is being a slow cunt right now.

Remember, don't ever take anything said by a politician, influencer, journalist, and especially a game's journalist on face value, doubly so if it seems to be a benevolent act. To quote a bad cartoon, information is ammunition, and the timing in which somebody chooses to fire a round off matters just as what you pack the round with.
 
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