Twitter Drops the Ban Hammer on Kaspersky Ads


[H]F Junkie
Apr 25, 2001
Twitter is claiming that Kaspersky is "...using a business model that inherently conflicts with acceptable Twitter Ads business practices." and they have banned all Kaspersky ads on Twitter. To back up their statement they have referenced the DHS order to remove all Kaspersky products from government networks. Ok, I get it, if Twitter wants to ban anyone then that's their right since it is their property, but I do have a problem with private corporations becoming agents of the government.

Twitter specifically pointed to one passage in the DHS notice: “The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian law that allow Russian intelligence agencies to request or compel assistance from Kaspersky and to intercept communications transiting Russian networks.
Most corps are bed fellows with the government anyway. So You scratch my back ill scratch yours.....Ban anything the government doesn't agree with!!!! /s
Well, if it's a political/moral statement... Twitter is a massive user datamining machine. While seemingly transparent about it, they hand over tons of info to governments around the world. They don't exactly have a leg to stand on.

If it really is "we're just doing our duty and following the DHS's lead", then Twitter is either suspiciously patriotic, or they have some incentive to do so.
Meh, i imagine there will be articles in Russia saying how USA does this and that... Same as there are plenty here when Russian companies do this and that.
On a side note I have yet to understand this soft war with Russia, they have awarded billions of dollars (potential) in contracts to US oil companies that remain dead due to sanctions... I don't understand the Russians seem open for business, i am sure is not in the terms of a colony, but i am sure there is money to me made... I just don't get it.
another B.S statement, they could have worked this out with kaspersy labs, but the fact is twitter has became US Gov's bitch.
You have problems with corporations being the agents of the government? Are you talking about Twitter or Kaspersky???
You have problems with corporations being the agents of the government? Are you talking about Twitter or Kaspersky???

ofc i do have a problem with that, let's just assume that kaspersky really did what the Gov said, there is a huge difference between the service provided by a security firm and a service provided by twitter, the latter is there to connect ppl to send messages in private and public.
it's a alot easier to find another anti virus than fiding a way to a message to someone without having thousands of Gov employees read it too, and the fact that some ppl find this OK is mind blowing, you ppl have been tamed good.