Twitter ends advertising by Kremlin-funded news agencies RT and Sputnik

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Twitter announced Thursday its decision to immediately end advertising from accounts owned by Russian state-sponsored news agencies RT and Sputnik. "This decision was based on the retrospective work we've been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government," Twitter wrote in its statement.

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