Russia-Ukraine Crisis | Facebook bans Russian state media from running ads, earning money

Author: Yuvi February 26, 2022 Russia-Ukraine Crisis | Facebook bans Russian state media from running ads, earning money

Facebook’s parent company Meta previously said Russia would hit its services with sanctions after it rejected an order from officials to stop using fact-checkers and content warning labels on its platform.

Facebook’s parent company Meta previously said Russia would hit its services with sanctions after it rejected an order from officials to stop using fact-checkers and content warning labels on its platform.

Facebook on Friday restricted the ability of Russian state media to make money on the social media platform as the invasion of Moscow’s neighbor Ukraine hit the streets of Kiev.

“We are now preventing Russian state media from running ads or monetizing our platform anywhere in the world,” Nathaniel Gleicher, the social media giant’s head of security policy, said on Twitter.

He added that Facebook “will continue to apply the label to additional Russian state media.”

Facebook’s parent company Meta said earlier on Friday that Russia would hit its services with sanctions after refusing an order from officials to stop using fact-checkers and content warning labels on its platform.

The social media network has become one of the frontlines of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, home of sometimes misleading information, but real-time monitoring of the fast-evolving conflict that marked Europe’s biggest geopolitical crisis in decades. does.

“Yesterday, Russian authorities ordered us to stop independent fact-checking and labeling of content posted on Facebook by four Russian state-owned media organizations,” Meta’s Nick Clegg said in a statement. “We declined.”

His statement said Russia’s media regulator was limiting access to Facebook, accusing the US tech giant of censorship and infringing on the rights of Russian citizens.

On Wednesday, Facebook also released a feature in Ukraine that allows people to lock their profiles for increased security, using a tool deployed by the company after the Taliban fell in Afghanistan last year.

Gleicher said Facebook had set up a special operations center “in response to the military conflict” to monitor the situation in Ukraine.

26 February, 2022, 4:01 pm

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