The separatists, supported by Russia «Democratic Republics»Του Donetsk and his Luhanskin eastern Ukraineannounced today that they blocked access to Facebook and Instagramin line with Russian policy on specific social networking platforms.
Moscow recognized the two regions as independent on February 21 and three days later launched attack on Ukrainethe “special military operation”, as he calls it, with the declared goal, among other things, of protecting the Russian-speaking inhabitants.
“Access to information imgs of the American company Meta, which allows incitement to violence against Russian-speaking users on social networking sites, has already been blocked,” said the “Ministry of Information” of Donetsk, as reported by Reuters. As the same img clarified, this means that access to Facebook and Instagram has been blocked in the territory of “Democracy”.
With a separate announcement, the “ministry” of Information Luhansk reported that it also blocked access to these networks.
Meta Platforms did not respond to a first request from Reuters for comment.
Russia banned Facebook and Instagram in Marchafter a court found Meta guilty of “extremist activity».
Russian regulators have blocked access to Instagram after Meta said it would allow users of the platform in Ukraine to post messages such as “Death to Russian invaders.” Meta clarified that the temporary change in its policy of hate speech is valid only for Ukraine.
Source: News Beast