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Russia restricts access to Facebook

Update : 26 Feb 2022, 14:35

Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor published a statement about the department’s partial restriction of access to the social network Facebook.

The statement notes that with regard to Facebook, since February 25, measures have been taken to partially restrict access.

“On February 25, the Prosecutor General’s Office decided, in agreement with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to recognize the social network Facebook as being involved in violating human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens,” stated the statement.

Russia has recently turned up the pressure on western social media giants. Last year, the country slowed down the operations of Twitter, after it was accused of failing to remove illegal content, the report said.

Kremlin critics have previously warned that a potential invasion of Ukraine could have negative consequences for Russia’s civil society.

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