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    TikTok and Netflix suspends their services in Russia

    TikTok, a Chinese-owned video app, announced on Sunday that it would cease live-streaming and video uploads to its platform in Russia while it considers the consequences of President Vladimir Putin’s new media law, which was signed on Friday. The US government slammed the new rule on Saturday, which threatens up to 15 years in prison for distributing what the Kremlin refers to as “fake news.”

    “We have no choice but to suspend live streaming and new content to our video service while we review the safety implications of this law,” the social media company said in a series of Twitter posts. It said in-app messaging would not be affected by the decision.

    Netflix

    Also, Netflix Inc’s service in Russia has been suspended, according to a company spokeswoman on Sunday. Netflix halted all prospective projects and acquisitions in Russia earlier this week as it analysed the implications of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

    “Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” the Netflix spokesperson said.

    Despite a rule requiring it to distribute state-backed channels, Netflix has previously stated that it had no plans to add state-run channels to its Russian service. In other news, According to EU Council President Charles Michel, EU leaders will examine Ukraine’s application to join the 27-nation bloc in the next few days.

    “The EU’s solidarity, friendship and unprecedented assistance for Ukraine are unwavering. We will discuss Ukraine’s membership application in the coming days,” Michel tweeted.

    At an informal summit in Paris on Thursday, EU leaders will debate the conflict in Ukraine and the country’s desire to join the bloc.

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