In an announcement, Twitter said the choice "depended on the review work we've been doing around the 2016 United States decision and the U.S. knowledge group's decision that both RT and Sputnik endeavored to meddle with the race in the interest of the Russian government".
The two state-backed media companies have advertised with Twitter since 2011 and the forecast $1.9m revenue the platform has expected to have earned from them will be donated to charities supporting civic engagement.
The ad restriction applies only to RT, an English-language TV broadcaster that receives financial support from the Russian government, and Sputnik, a news agency and online news outlet.
"The more money RT spent, the bigger the reach to American voters that Twitter would provide", RTsaid, describing the Twitter sales pitch.
RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan made similar remarks, saying Twitter's actions could lead to retaliatory measures against U.S. media.
The article also quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying his government would react to us restrictions on Russian media "swiftly and symmetrically".
Beyond politics, Twitter's transparency center will show all ads that are now running on the platform, how long they've been running, who created them, and which ones are targeted to users.
The report, RT said, "implied that the channel was trying to influence Twitter users via advertising on the platform". As a outcome, RT and Sputnik may no longer purchase advertising on the site, although their accounts will not be suspended.
As Twitter prepares for a date with the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss its role in the 2016 election, the social-media company is scrambling to mop up a public-relations disaster of its own making.
Twitter in a statement cited the conclusions by the USA intelligence community that RT and Sputnik had attempted to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election - and that the agencies were critical of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The proposal, which was eventually declined by RT, involved promoting RT's USA election coverage on Twitter, he added.
"Twitter is wisely positioning itself to be able to tell the committees that the company has taken steps to address the issues raised", Adam Sharp, a former Twitter executive, told Reuters on Thursday.
Twitter declined to elaborate on particular details after The Daily Caller News Foundation specifically asked why it made the announcement on the same day it released its third quarter results, which showed that it miscalculated user growth for years.
Sputnik, a news agency, said on its website that Twitter's move was regrettable, "especially now that Russian Federation had vowed retaliatory measures against the USA media". The change means they can not put money behind any tweets in an effort to promote them to a certain audience.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been tipped to return for Manchester United as early as December by former striker Andy Cole. And yes in answer to your question, nobody is back from injury but what we have is good".
Prabhas finally sheds the Bahubali look! Everyone from Rana Daggubati to Shraddha Kapoor have wished him on social media. Prabhas will be next seen director Sujeeth's Saaho , and his fans across the globe are eagerly waiting for its release.
Ansari, who recalls that the last time she spoke to Zeenat was on August 12, 2015, started an online campaign seeking her release. However, in 2015, Zeenat was allegedly abducted after she refused to heed warnings to stop pursuing Hamid's release.
It's just early days for that, however, with subsequent Windows 10 updates adding more and more Fluent Design elements. But that doesn't mean the only thing worth paying attention to in the Fall Creators Update is Windows Mixed Reality.
Ashish Nehra has been picked for the first match which will be played in Delhi's Ferozshah Kotla on November 1. The Indian squad will see the inclusion of two new players in their side - Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj .
Additionally, Chyna's suit alleges that Rob was "verbally abusive" and "physically violent" during their relationship. According to the model, Rob grabbed her phone, knocked her to the ground and tore the bedroom door off its hinges.
And somehow information about that change in gravity has to get from that object to the other objects that experience its gravity. What's different this time is that the wave detection was matched by visual confirmation of the primeval collision.
The campus police have also reportedly been cooperating with the local sheriff's office on the shooting probe. The campus was not placed on lockdown, and classes continued as normal for Grambling's roughly 5,000 students.
Let's hope Kurt Angle is able to have a good showing in Minneapolis so it might encourage WWE to book him more often. -Kalisto vs. Fox attacked Banks from behind after her RAW loss but that didn't slow the ex-RAW Women's Champion down tonight.
The extension means Aldridge will actually take a pay cut for the 2017-18 season and earn US$21.4 million. Popovich recently said Aldridge looked more comfortable in the offense and loose this preseason.
The states alleged that some GM employees knew about the issue as early as 2004, but decided it was not a safety concern. Dealerships must make sure recall repairs are complete before they can sell the vehicle.
A Class X girl student of the ICSE school Trinity Lyceum jumped from the third storey of the school building. Gauri had a spat with some of her sister's classmates during the interval as they were making fun of her.
After his son Caleb passed away Erickson received visits from both Minnesota senators and a letter from former President Obama. The phone call ended with Trump repeating his invitation to the White House and advising De Alencar to take care of herself.
The card will launch at the beginning of November, with the Founder's Edition already available on pre-order from Nvidia direct. The key difference is that where the 1080 enables the full GP104 chip, the GTX 1070 Ti disables one SMM cluster of 128 cores.
Among the dozens of women who have claimed Weinstein sexually harassed them, several women have said Weinstein raped them. She said she hasn't made any contact with Weinstein or his lawyers because she's trying to respect his therapy.
Following the console's 3.0 update, there were reports that a third-party adapter could be used to connect a GameCube controller. An example could be given by showing that while playing Breath of the Wild, you won't be able to employ your shield.
That's according to an interview Tuesday morning on Howard Stern's radio show , reported by our sister station, WXYZ in Detroit . Political observers are taking seriously Kid Rock's hints that he might run for the U.S.
The two leaders were part of Hardik Patel-led Patidar quota agitation and remained critical of the ruling BJP during the stir. However, having said that, it is also clear that Congress is acquiring great support from the OBC community and the Dalit.
The agency's winter outlook will be updated on November 16. "Our models are kind of waffling in that area", Halpert said. Private forecasting firm Accuweather agrees that a La Nina pattern is likely to emerge with the start of winter.
Aside from the big changes, the update also now allows for pre-purchase option for certain games on the eShop. When you are, simply enter the system settings, select Users and then Transfer Your User and Save Data.
Friday night, the sky is expected to light up again in a cosmic fireworks show as the Earth passes through a field of meteoroids. However, city lights always pose a problem, so if you live near town, hop in your auto and head out into the country.
Among the two, the Mate 10 Pro seems more ergonomic as compared to the regular Mate 10 owing to its slightly narrow body. Mate 10 will start selling late October, Mate 10 Pro preorders start on October 30th and hits the stores mid November.