By of information "Interfax, Roskomnadzor may slow down the work of other social networks and Internet platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and others, if these platforms do not comply with requirements to remove content banned in Russia and do not comply with the RKN’s legal requirements.
Deputy head of Roskomnadzor Vadim Subbotin clarified that the agency now has all the technical capabilities not only to slow down, but also to block other platforms, if necessary. Today the RCN threatened Twitter’s short message service to be blocked after a month. The RCN has now taken, according to Subbotin, "technical measures on Twitter to slow down traffic, aimed at forcing the company to comply with Russian laws."
RCN representative did not explain whether the current capacity of technical means to counter threats will be enough for this (TSPU ) installed at telecom operators and wired Internet providers if, for example, this equipment would simultaneously slow down or block two or three foreign social networks. Or the network will still have conflicts and problems with access to other resources, as it was in the first hours after the start of the Twitter slowdown.
As of March 10, the RCN, judging by data from many users, was able to slow down for most mobile users and half of the broadband users in Russia the speed of access to some Twitter resources to about 128 kbit/s. You can use these tests to visually verify Twitter’s slowdown : speed.gulag.link or RKN testing And now with some providers, the Twitter slowdown is especially unnoticeable to users, if at all.
Today’s Hubr published a full chronicle of the confrontation between Roskomnadzor and Twitter since 2015, which will be updated as the situation develops.