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nnnnn a thinly veiled threat from russia to the biggest names on the worldwide web moscow was asking facebook google and twitter for information on russian bloggers who have more than three thousand readers a day the media watchdog also asking the dot com giants to take down links to websites calling for protests or unrest anywhere in the country russia says those are its rules if they don't comply they will be blocked critics of president vladimir putin are calling it censorship the russia says the technology that the websites use makes it impossible to block cpus , content it would have no choice but to black out the , tire service , facebook says it received two requests for moscow for user information last year and rejected them both , twitter said no to more than a hundred requests in the second half of the year alone and google says it's given information i'm just five percent of the one hundred and thirty four requested got from russia in the same period all three companies have a track record of largely complying with the u. s. government nnnnn coach and a former k. g. b. spy once described the internet as a project of the c. i. a. a clear sign of the deep mistrust between moscow and washington