Ukraine bans Russian social media sites in an attempt to punish the Kremlin
Ukraine banned two popular social media sites Tuesday, in a new attempt to purge Russian influence in the country. The move to block these Russian websites is an extension of sanctions against Russia that have been in place since it annexed Crimea in 2014. Personally announced by President Petro Poroshenko, the order affects individuals and organizations operating in Ukraine – cracking down on 468 companies and 1,228 people currently living in the country.
The new ban has caused outrage in the country of 42 million people, where 12 million Ukrainians reportedly use social site Vkontakte – making it the second most …read more
Source: VICE News