Russia threatened to fine Facebook for blocking its media accounts

The Russian media watchdog believes that Facebook’s actions violate key principles of free dissemination, unobstructed access and censorship.

Facebook icon on mobile screen. (Photo: AFP / VNA)

Roskomnadzor, Russia, on March 7, sent a letter to the Facebook administration asking for the restoration of access to information posted on the official Russian media accounts, and warned if Facebook was not real. will currently be fined heavily.

The Roskomnadzor announcement states: “Facebook’s actions violate key principles of free dissemination, unobstructed access and censorship.”

Roskomnadzor noted that on February 24, the Russian president signed a law on fines for violating the rights of Russian citizens on the Internet, including censorship of Russian media.

“The restriction of Russia’s freedom to find information will result in an administrative fine of up to 1 million rubles for the owner of the social network and an increase of 3 million rubles for recidivism,” the announcement stated.

Earlier, Facebook on February 18, restricted access and marked “false” in information posted in the official accounts of some Russian media companies.

This information is based on official statements of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Russian Federal Commission for Investigation of the arrest of supporters of a group of Ukrainian extremists in Voronezh.

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