The Russian government’s Internet control agency accused Facebook and Twitter of failing to respond to requests that all servers where local user data is stored are in Russia.
Namely, the Russian agency Roskomnadzor caught up with social network giants, who had sent a letter on September 17, 2018, in which they gave them a deadline of 30 days to respond to requests for data storage in Russia. As the deadline expired and the response was not received, the agency announced that it would initiate administrative procedures against both companies.
The Law on Local Data Protection came into force in 2015, but Russia has not tried to implement it so far, and the agency is currently threatening to penalize only, and there is still no danger that social networks will be blocked in this country. However, for some time now, Russia has been testing precise technologies for blocking individual online services, and after an attempt to block Telegram failed because no way was found to block the service without affecting the rest of the internet traffic.