Facebook’s decision to allow posts calling for violence against the Russian president
The Meta company will allow Facebook and Instagram users to post violent posts against Russian troops in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. According to the writer, the social media network has made a temporary change in its hate posts policy.
The company is also temporarily allowing posts seeking the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Likashenko.”In view of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we have temporarily allowed the expression of political sentiments that are generally against our laws, such as the policy of inciting violence,” a Meta spokesman said.
The spokesman said that while the Russian invaders would be allowed to die, we would not allow posts of violence against Russian citizens. Location or procedure will be taken into account in allowing the death wish of political leaders.
Russia’s embassy in the United States, meanwhile, has called on the US government to crack down on Meta Company’s “extremist” activities.
The embassy said in a tweet that Facebook and Instagram users did not give the owners of these platforms the right to determine the truth and turn countries against each other.
This provisional policy will apply to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
“We are doing this because we are observing a certain perspective, the term Russian soldiers are being used for the Russian military, under the policy of hate posts on ordinary Russian citizens,” the e-mail statement said. Prevention of verbal attacks will continue.
Last week, Russia said it was banning Facebook in its territory because of restrictions on the Russian media’s access to the platform.
Major social media platforms also imposed sanctions on new content in the wake of the controversy, such as Russia’s state-run news agency RT and Sputnik’s blocking of the EU.