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Russia moves to 'partially restrict' Facebook

By Kunal Kashyap  27 feb 2022

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The Russian government moved to "partially restrict" Facebook access in the country on Friday after Russia's ministry of communications accused the social network of unlawful censorship.

but access to the service appears limited for now.


In a statement, ministry officials said Facebook (FB) had committed human rights violations and "violated the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens" when the social network on Thursday allegedly clamped down on several Russian media outlets on its platform.

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The list allegedly includes the official Facebook accounts of RIA Novosti, Zvezda TV, and, according to the statement.

In response to the allegations, Meta global affairs president Nick Clegg said on Friday that Russia had ordered the company to "stop the independent fact-checking and labelling" of the four Russian outlets.

"We refused," Clegg said in a statement. "Ordinary Russians are using our apps to express themselves and organize for action. We want them to continue to make their voices heard, share what's happening, and organize" through Meta's various platforms.

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Devin Nunes, the former Republican congressman who quit to become the CEO of Trump's media company, said last week Truth Social expects to be "fully operational" by the end of March, when "anyone can get on the platform within the United States at any time."

The extent of the restrictions was not immediately clear, nor their impact on Facebook's operations in Russia or that of Facebook's parent company, Meta.

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