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US government to place fresh sanctions on exports to Russia in response to alleged poisoning of opposition figure Alexey Navalny

In a statement posted on the department’s website, Russia was accused of “deploying illegal nerve agents against dissidents, both inside and outside its borders” in a “flagrant” violation of its commitments under the Chemical Weapons Convention.  “The Department of Commerce is committed to preventing Russia from accessing sensitive US technologies …

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In fresh censorship, Twitter bans ‘Russian’ accounts it says are ‘undermining confidence in NATO’ amid rising tensions with Moscow

On Tuesday, Russian media reported that the San Francisco-based microblogging platform had confirmed at least 100 of the bans were of accounts supposedly connected with Russia. According to a company spokesperson, “some of these accounts disseminated messages that were associated with the Russian government, while the rest of the network …

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Fresh from censoring select voices before and after US election, Twitter howls ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ as Uganda shuts down social media

“We’re hearing reports that internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps,” Twitter said on Tuesday. “We strongly condemn internet shutdowns. They are hugely harmful (and) violate basic human rights and the principles of the open internet.” With tens of thousands of conservative voices, including …

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