Our amazing country, which has created a vaccine, and not just one, but four already, the first in the world to do so, and has created a lot of things and continues to create, completely missed out on its development in the world of digital media [...] Moreover, we have gone downhill in this regard — Margarita Simonyan, Chief Editor of RT Channel and Chief Editor of International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya.
As we know, Twitter publishes false information. […] And we don’t have the ability to work and convey the official position. I’m not talking about any refutation, but at least just the official position. This is a big problem — Kirill Istomin, Dialogue Regions Deputy General Director .
The pressure being exerted by foreign IT corporations on players on the Russian market is a problem that is becoming more serious and urgent. Companies such as Facebook, YouTube, and others are devoting more and more efforts to both moderating and blocking content that specifically concerns a number of Russian media outlets. This is already becoming a kind of censorship — Daniel Hawkins, Journalist, Anchor, RT Channel.
Social media have been removed from the jurisdiction of legislation, both supranational and domestic. There are no regulations to dictate how they build their internal strategy, international strategy, and so on. This is manual control — Maria Zakharova, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.