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TikTok Suspends Livestreaming in Russia on ‘Fake News’ Law

  • Video-streaming service says it needs to review safety issues
  • Russia has sought to crackdown on social media services
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TikTok says it’s suspending livestreaming in Russia amid the country’s new “fake news” law that’s aimed at silencing dissent and limiting information about its invasion of Ukraine.

“We have no choice but to suspend livestreaming and new content to our video service while we review the safety implications of this law,” the company announced in a series of tweets.