According to Interfax, on March 11, a court in Russia is considering putting the social networking platform Facebook on the list of “extremist organizations”.
Federal prosecutors also ordered Russian media watchdogs to block access to Instagram, a social network that belongs to Meta.
The incident originated on March 10, an internal email from Meta showed that the company would temporarily change its policy regarding hate speech, allowing Facebook and Instagram users to call for violence against people. on Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian military conflict.
Accordingly, the administrators of these two social networking platforms may “relax” their control of inciting content aimed at Russian President Putin or Belarusian President Lukashenko.
A spokesperson for Meta said the policy change “is due to Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine, and the company will temporarily allow political expression, which would be considered a violation of public policy.” company in normal circumstances”. However, the company still does not allow calls for violence directed at the Russian people.
Last week, Moscow announced a nationwide ban on Facebook, a move in response to the social networking platform’s blocking of accounts of Russian media outlets.
TASS news agency also said that the authorities of this country have opened an investigation related to Meta’s behavior.
Vinh Ngo(According to Reuters)
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