TikTok is the recent addition to many companies that have suspended their services in Russian territory. This comes in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

TikTok announced that they would be suspending new video uploads from Russia on their platform, citing the freshly passed Russian Law that seeks punishment for those who share misinformation regarding the nation.

The Russian government passed a law on Friday (March 4) which makes publishing “false information” regarding Russia’s military illegal. The violators can face up to 15 years in prison. Fearing this, TikTok has announced its recent decision.

“In light of Russia’s new ‘fake news’ law, we have no choice but to suspend livestreaming and new content to our video service while we review the safety implications of this law,” TikTok wrote on Twitter. “Our in-app messaging service will not be affected.”

We reported earlier, Netflix has also suspended their services in Russia.

The video-focused social networking company did mention that they might resume their services in Russia in future. The company finds war on Ukraine to be “devastating” and “heart breaking.” As of writing this, about 1.5 million people have fled from Ukraine in the wake of the conflict.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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