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When the European Union's decision against Russian state-affiliated media RT and Sputnik takes effect, Twitter will comply, the social network stated on Tuesday. In an emailed reply to Reuters, a Twitter spokeswoman said, "The European Union (EU) penalties will likely legally oblige us to suppress certain information in EU member states."

"We expect to comply with the order once it becomes effective."

Thierry Breton, the European Commission's industry chief, said the ban on Kremlin-backed sites would be approved by member states by late Tuesday.

Outside of the EU, Twitter said it would continue to focus on labelling and minimising the appearance of content from these sources.

Meta, Alphabet's Google, YouTube, and TikTok have all announced that they are limiting access to RT and Sputnik in the European Union. Meta announced on Tuesday that it was demoting postings from Russian state media around the world.