May 20, 2022

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Censorship continues to grow: Russia officially blocks access to Facebook |  Ukraine and Russia war

Censorship continues to grow: Russia officially blocks access to Facebook | Ukraine and Russia war

admin Explains why Facebook is restricting access to Russian media. For example, according to Roskomnadzor, Facebook has discriminated against Russian media 26 times since October 2020. For example, access to state propaganda channel RT and news agency RIA has been limited.

“We will do everything we can to bring our services back so that they remain available and people can express their opinions safely, confidently and in order to work,” said Nick Clegg, director of global affairs at Meta, the parent company of Facebook.

The company has restricted access to advertising channels RT and Sputnik in the European Union. Globally, people receive fewer posts by Russian state media on Facebook and Instagram. Internet links for this media can no longer be posted to Facebook.

Western journalists and GlobalCheck, a group that monitors internet communications, had previously determined that the websites of the BBC and Deutsche Welle could no longer be accessed.

beginning of this week Russian authorities banned two independent television channels. They have distinguished themselves from most other Russian media by not following the official Kremlin line in their coverage of Ukraine.

On Friday, Russia’s parliament voted tougher sentences of up to 15 years if “false information” leads to “serious consequences” for Russia’s armed forces. In addition, another amendment was issued on Friday providing for a fine of 4,300 euros and three years in prison for “calls for sanctions against Russia”. in response A Dutch-Russian reporter has left and the BBC has stopped collecting news in the country.