Meta Removes Censorship From Posts on Facebook and Instagram Against Russia

Meta Removes Censorship From Posts on Facebook and Instagram Against Russia

The killing of invaders in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine can be called for. Moscow: “Decisive action if calls for violence are not stopped”. The UN: “Worried about possible policy change”

Change of strategy for Meta which will allow Facebook and Instagram subscribers in some countries to post content against the Russian army that invaded Ukraine. Posts calling for the killing of invaders and their leaders will be allowed in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. This was stated by Reuters , through a series of documents released in the last few hours.

In response, the Russian embassy in the United States has asked Washington to put a stop to the “extremist activities” of Mark Zuckerberg ‘s group . “We ask the authorities to stop Meta’s extremist activities and take measures to bring those responsible to justice” reads a tweet published on the embassy’s profile. Meta, reports Reuters, has also decided to ease censorship on posts calling for death for Vladimir Putin and Alexandr Lukashenko.

“Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have temporarily allowed forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules. For example, violent posts such as calling for ‘death to the Russian invaders’. We will not allow anything related to the promotion of violence against Russian civilians “said a spokesman for Meta in a statement. In some internal emails, Meta allegedly allowed praise from right-wing Ukrainian Azov battalion, which is normally prohibited, in a change first reported by The Intercept website. Meta’s spokesman, Joe Osborne, had confirmed the exception “strictly in the context of the defense of Ukraine only”.

Moscow: “Decisive action if calls for violence are not stopped”

The replica of the Kremlin also arrives. Moscow – explained the spokesman of the Federation Dmitry Peskov quoted by Tass – will take decisive action if Facebook and Instagram, managed by Meta, do not block appeals for violence against Russians, including military personnel.

The UN: “Worried about a change in policy”

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights also raised the issue. According to the poirtavoce, Reuters reports, the potential policy change on posts referring to the war in Ukraine is worrying and therefore in the event the matter will be addressed with the company.

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