In solidarity with RT and Sputnik, Russian Senator deletes Twitter account

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October 27, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

The chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, Konstantin Kosachev, deleted his Twitter account in solidarity to RT and Sputnik when the social media service decided to off-board advertising from all accounts on Thursday from the Russian media services.

“I’m a Twitter user myself and until now I relied on the independence of this website,” Kosachev said in an RT comment.

“Right now I see that, apparently, it is dependent in its actions, it is highly politicized. That’s why I have made a decision to unsubscribe from Twitter and to delete my account there,” he revealed. 

“You may treat it as a sign of solidarity with RT and Sputnik, if you wish,” he said.

Kosachev’s Twitter account currently says that “page does not exist.”

Twitter explains this decision is based on what it describes as “retrospective work” it has been doing “around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s claims” that “both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government.”

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