EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Twitter Banning Ads from Russia Today, Sputnik

Twitter announced on Thursday that it would ban ads from all accounts owned by Russia Today and Sputnik, effective immediately. “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,” the social media site said in a statement. “We did not come to this decision lightly, and are taking this step now as part of our ongoing commitment to help protect the integrity of the user experience on Twitter.”