Kremlin concerned about Kadyrov's banned social media accounts
Social networks’ decisions to ban the accounts of Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, cause concern to the Kremlin, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"Such actions cause concern. The main thing is that it does not strengthen the authority of those social networks. There are some questions to ask but everything is debatable," TASS cited Peskov as saying.
When asked if any retaliatory measures would be taken in this connection, the spokesman said that such measures were "not under consideration." At the same time, Peskov did not rule out the possibility that reciprocal steps could be eventually taken.
On Saturday, Facebook and Instagram blocked the access to Kadyrov’s accounts. On the same day, the head of Chechnya announced that a new social network, named Mylistory, was being tested in the region, which "is just as good" as foreign social networks.