Earlier this week, Twitter took steps to address Congressional concerns by creating a new "transparency center" to show how much each political ad campaigns spent on advertising, the identity of the organization funding the campaign, and what demographics the ad targeted.
Sputnik, a news agency, said on its website that Twitter's move was regrettable, "especially now that Russian Federation had vowed retaliatory measures against the USA media".
Partly involved in the US investigations of Russia, Twitter on Thursday said going forward it will ban advertisements on its platform that come from two Russian news agencies - RT and Sputnik.
In its statement on Thursday, Twitter said it did not "come to this decision lightly".
Twitter said on Thursday that it had made a decision to ban ads from RT and Sputnik, a Kremlin-backed news agency, based on its own internal investigation and on the US intelligence community's assertion that the outlets tried to interfere in the election.
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RT and Sputnik will be allowed to remain regular users of Twitter - in other words, to post with normal accounts - but they won't be allowed to pay to promote them.
Following Facebook's lead, Twitter only recently noted the presence of Russian agents on its platform - and their efforts to influence the 2016 US election. "It is especially unfortunate that the american media in Russian Federation, now, are likely to feel the softness of the retaliatory measures of Russian Federation".
"The main idea pitched by Twitter to RT was "to take a stand".
United States experts say both go about as "a stage for Kremlin informing".
Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry, said in a Facebook post that the ban was "an unprecedented attack" and a "gross violation" of free speech guarantees.
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"I never thought that Twitter is under the control of the US security services - it seemed like a conspiracy theory".
Twitter's move to self-regulate comes as lawmakers are considering legislation that, if passed, would require social media companies to maintain public records for election ads run on their platforms, holding them to the same disclaimers seen in broadcast and print election ads.
Such decisions may end up "making it harder for some people to spread both false and true information", he told Al Jazeera.
"There's also the ethical issue", he said.
"It would be more helpful if Twitter focused on bots rather than RT and Sputnik", he said, referring to anonymous accounts and automated accounts. Specifically, Twitter admitted that it sold ads for accounts connected to RT, which it acknowledged has strong links to the Russian government.
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