Netflix and TikTok suspended most of their services in Russia. Netflix did not specify any reason for the move, except to say it reflected circumstances on the ground.
The company had previously said it would refuse to air Russian state TV channels. According to TikTok Russian users would no longer be able to post new videos or live streams. And they also would not be able to see videos shared from elsewhere in the world.
TikTok spokesperson Hilary McQuaide said the app in Russia now appears in view-only mode and will not let people post or see new videos or live streams. People can still see older videos, but not if they came from outside the country, she said.
The U.S. credit card companies Visa, Mastercard, and American Express service has already been suspended in Russia.