Twitter announced on Thursday that it will ban all advertisements from Russian news agencies RT and Sputnik effective immediately.
“Twitter has made the policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, effective immediately,” the company wrote in a statement posted on its blog.
“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.”
RT directed reporters to a lengthy statement published on its website claiming that it “never violated any rules while advertising on Twitter” and “has never …