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Newsline: Senior Russian diplomat at UN blocked by Twitter

Russia’s first deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, has been blocked by Twitter, said the diplomat on Friday. “I just wanted to announce that my Twitter was blocked today. And I received a message from the client service saying that I’m violating the rules of Twitter and I’m engaged in abuse and harassment,” Polyanskiy told reporters after a Security Council meeting. Polyanskiy read out the tweet in question: That’s how fake news is born. We warned in our statement back on 7 March that the hospital in Mariupol has been turned into a military object by radicals. Very disturbing that you help spread this information without verification. “That was my tweet. So it’s abuse and harassment according to Twitter,” he said. “This is very deplorable.” (http://www.news.cn/english/20220319/0f1fd80a28044f3bbcffdc5600eeab88/c.html) “This is a new interpretation of the word harassment as well,” Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, said at the press encounter.

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