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TikTok suspends live streaming, new uploads in Russia

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FILE PHOTO: The TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this July 13, 2021 illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

March 6, 2022

(Reuters) – TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, said on Sunday it would suspend live streaming and video uploading to its platform in Russia as it reviews the implications of a new media law passed by President on Friday Vladimir Putin was signed.

“We have no choice but to suspend live streaming and new content for our video service while we evaluate the security implications of this law,” the social media company said in a series of Twitter posts following the decision.

The US government on Saturday condemned the new law, which threatens prison sentences of up to 15 years for spreading what the Kremlin calls “fake news”.

(Reporting by Akanksha Khushi and Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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