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Russian Foreign Ministry Vows Retaliation After Twitter Blocks RT and Sputnik Ads

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called Twitter’s decision to drop advertising by two Kremlin-founded media outlets an "aggressive move.” 

“This is yet another aggressive move aimed at blocking the activities of Russia Today as a result of part of the American establishment and secret services,” the ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote in a statement on Facebook. “Naturally, there will be retaliatory measures.”

Twitter announced on Thursday it would be “off-boarding” advertising from the Kremlin-funded news outlets Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik.

The decision is a response to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

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