World Facebook will allow calls to violence against the Russians and the death of Putin
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two weeks into a war he expected to dominate in two days, Vladimir Putin is projecting anger, frustration at his military’s failures, and a willingness to cause even more violence and destruction in Ukraine, in the assessment of U.S. intelligence officials. Officials in recent days have publicly said they're worried the Russian president will escalate the conflict to try to break Ukraine's resistance. Russia stillOfficials in recent days have publicly said they're worried the Russian president will escalate the conflict to try to break Ukraine's resistance. Russia still holds overwhelming military advantages and can bombard the country for weeks more.
Ukraine-Crisis-Meta-Platforms: Facebook will allow calls to violence against the Russians and the death of Putin
by Mundif Vengattil and Elizabeth Culliford
(Reuters) - Meta Platforms will allow in some countries Facebook and Instagram messaging users to launch calls to Violence against Russians and Russian military in the context of the invasion of Ukraine, show internal emails seen Thursday by Reuters, which testify to a temporary policy change with regard to hate speeches.
The Group of Social Networks also provisionally authorizes certain messages wishing the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin or his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Loukachenko, this in several countries including Russia, Ukraine and Poland, shows a series of internal emails addressed to content moderators.
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These messages about the two leaders will be authorized unless other targets or contain two credibility indicators, such as the place or method of death, is it specified in an email.
Calls for violence against Russians will not be censored if they clearly evoke the war in Ukraine, according to these internal emails. This instruction does not apply for prisoners of war.
Meta did not respond immediately to requests for comments.
These temporary changes in the group's moderation policy apply in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.
Russia, who says to lead a "special operation" of demilitarization in Ukraine, announced last week that she blocked Facebook on her territory because of what she considers as restrictions on access to the Russian media on this network . Twitter affirms for its part being subject to restrictions on use in Russia.
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Many major social networks on the Internet have taken conflict measures since the launch on 24 February of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, including blocking Russian media Rt and Sputnik.
The internal emails in Meta also show that the group will allow the messages praising the Azov regiment, a paramilitary Ukrainian group of extreme right. This change has been reported first by The Intercept.
Joe Osborne, META spokesman, had previously stated that the group was "for the moment, a small exception for the praise of the regiment Azov strictly in the context of the defense of Ukraine, or for his role as that element of the Ukrainian National Guard ".
(Report Middle Vengattil in New Delhi and Elizabeth Culliford in New York, French version Bertrand Boucey)
Russian journalist who stormed a live news broadcast with an anti-war sign says 'more than half of the people in Russia' oppose the war in Ukraine .
Footage showed Maria Ovsyannikova holding a sign that read "Stop the war! Don't believe propaganda! They're lying to you here!" as she shouted aloud.Eight days after Russia invaded Ukraine, its communications agency Roskomnadzor cut off access to foreign news sites including the BBC, Deutsche Welle, and Voice of America. It also banned Facebook, which chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg attributed to the firm's fact-checks of Russian state media posts.