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Reuters reveals Facebook allows Ukraine war posts urging violence against invading Russians, Putin

Reuters was first to report that Meta Platforms said it was temporarily changing its hate speech rules to allow some Facebook and Instagram users to call for violence against invading Russians in the context of the war in Ukraine and that it would allow calls for the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to internal emails .


The Russian Embassy in the United States demanded that U.S. authorities stop what it described as  “extremist activities” of Meta. The company said its policy change allowed ordinary Ukrainians to express their resistance at the invading military forces.  


On Friday, Russia opened a criminal case against Meta, and prosecutors asked a court to designate the U.S. tech giant as an “extremist organization” as the country moved to shut down its services.

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Technology
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Economy & Policy
Regions: Europe
Countries: RussiaUkraine
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Major Global Story
A 3D printed Facebook's new rebrand logo Meta and Facebook logo are placed on laptop keyboard in this illustration taken on November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
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