On his page in Facebook Zakharov wrote: “Look at what is happening with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. I think they captured twitoplast. Not enough tweets “the Russian people deserve the American Embassy involved in the development of bilateral relations””.
In the same message Zakharova posted a scan of the official twitter page of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Moscow. The first one says: “the Blocking by Russia of #Linkedin – only to the detriment of the Russian people.” The following four posts contain the same text: “the Russian people deserve a government that supports their ability to exercise their rights without fear of prosecution. #Linkedin”.
In previous posts to twitter of the U.S. Embassy, were not included in the scan, the decision on Linkedin called “a dangerous precedent”. There’s also contained a promise “to support US, working among the anti-competitive, counterproductive market constraints”.
In early August, the Tagansky district court of Moscow found LinkedIn violated the provisions of the law “On personal data”. The social network itself appealed against this decision in Moscow city court. However, on 10 November, the court dismissed the appeal of the social network. The Kremlin for its part has refused to intervene in this process. According to the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Roskomnadzor “acts in strict accordance with the law.”
Roskomnadzor began to block LinkedIn the afternoon of 17 November. The Agency has been brought in the register of infringers of rights of personal data subjects. Operators began to block the social network the same day. This, in particular, reported “Rostelecom” and “VimpelCom”.
According to TNS referenced in the publication, in August the Linkedin audience in Russia amounted to 2.6 million users visit the site from mobile devices and personal computers.
The essence of the project is that it allows users to contact potential employers or potential business partners.