Mar 11, 2022
War in Ukraine: Facebook to allow calls for violence against Putin
The owner of Facebook and Instagram will allow users in some countries to call for violence against Vladimir Putin and Russian soldiers. "As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules," a Meta spokesperson told the BBC.Under the amended policy, users in countries including Russia, Ukraine and Poland will also be able to call for the deaths of Russia's President Putin and Belarusian President Lukashenko. Calls for violence against Russians is also allowed when the post is clearly references the invasion of Ukraine, the emails reportedly said. Russia announced last week that it was blocking Facebook and its platforms, citing 26 cases of "Discrimination" against Russian media by Facebook since October 2020.While access to the site had already been restricted in Russia, it was not completely unavailable. Moscow has cracked down on several social media platforms as it pursues what it calls a "Special operation" in Ukraine.
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