Twitch bans some accounts after an NGO report on pro-Russian “propaganda.”
The Twitch service blocked several accounts after the American NGO Tech Transparency Project (TTP) published a report on the spread of pro-Russian “propaganda” on the platform, the Financial Times writes.
According to the publication, the organization’s report contained details about accounts that allegedly spread “pro-Kremlin false information.” To such, writes the newspaper. The NPO included, for example, statements about a special operation to denazify Ukraine and about biological laboratories on its territory.
On the territory of Ukraine, a network of more than 30 biological laboratories was formed that worked in the interests of the Pentagon, Igor Kirillov, head of the RF Armed Forces, said earlier. Everything for the continuation of the US military biological program has already been removed from Ukraine after the start of the Russian special military operation, he said. The Russian Federation, in connection with the facts of US military biological activities in Ukraine, does not exclude the launch of a consultation mechanism under the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological and Toxin Weapons, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
According to the Financial Times, a spokesman for the company, after being presented with the study results on Wednesday, said that Twitch had blocked the accounts mentioned in the report and was investigating several others.
“While we continue to see a small number of malicious disinformers on Twitch, we have suspended several abusive channels by this policy, including some specifically designed to spread disinformation related to the crisis in Ukraine,” the publication quoted the words as saying, representative.
According to TTP director Cathy Paul, several accounts have been monetized.
Twitch declined to comment on the suspension of specific accounts to “protect the privacy of those involved.”
Earlier, the chairman of the State Duma commission to investigate the facts of foreign interference in Russia’s affairs, Vasily Piskarev, said that the commission has data that testify to the “colossal scale” of forces and means attracted by the West to wage an information war with the Russian Federation.
Earlier, European officials turned to social networks with a request to close the accounts of more than 100 Russian embassies and government agencies, accusing them of spreading “disinformation” about a special operation in Ukraine, the Financial Times wrote. And the British government announced that it would allocate more than 4 million pounds for the information war against Russia.