Netflix and TikTok have joined a growing number of companies that have ceased operations in Russia. In addition, American Express cards issued globally will no longer be accepted at merchants or ATMs in Russia, according to a company statement. AmEx cardholders in Russia by the country’s banks will no longer be accepted outside Russia.
American Express suspends services
The company announced in a statement that American Express cards issued globally will no longer be accepted at merchants or ATMs in Russia. Instead, AmEx cardholders in Russia by the country’s banks will no longer be accepted outside Russia.
According to CNN Business, the company confirmed that globally issued American Express cards will no longer be working in Russia, and cards issued in Russia will not work outside the country. American Express has also announced the closure of its operations in Belarus.
Netflix shuts down services
Netflix has suspended its service in Russia, joining a growing list of Western companies opposing President Vladimir Putin’s incursion of Ukraine. On Sunday, a spokesperson for the streaming service confirmed that it was severing all ties with Russia, effectively cutting off access to its services in the country.
Netflix announced last week that it would not comply with a new Russian law requiring extensive streaming services to host 20 Russian propaganda channels, including NTV and the state-backed Channel One. Later, the streaming behemoth revealed a halt to all productions and acquisitions in Russia.
Tiktok restricts livestreaming
TikTok has announced that it will restrict live streaming in Russia in response to the country’s new “fake news” law, which aims to silence dissent and reduce information about the country’s invasion of Ukraine. According to a series of tweets from the company, they have no choice but to revoke live streaming and new content to our video service while they investigate the critical consequences of this law.