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Russian Official Threatens to Block Twitter, Medvedev Walks Back

A high ranking Russian media regulator threatened to block Twitter today, but the threat was quickly walked back by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.   Maxim Ksenzov, deputy head of Roskomnadzor, a federal body charged with overseeing the media, said that because Twitter has not responded to requests to ban users and remove what it called illegal content, blocking it would be “almost inevitable.”   Medvedev posted on Facebook and Twitter that officials should "sometimes...

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