World War in Ukraine: 5 minutes To understand why Meta allows hatred to Russia

17:20  11 march  2022
17:20  11 march  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

Putin rallies behind troops while lethal fire rains down

  Putin rallies behind troops while lethal fire rains down As Russian troops rained lethal fire on Ukrainian cities, Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally to lavish praise on his Russian forces, while Ukrainian’s president accused the Kremlin of deliberately creating “a humanitarian catastrophe.” Russia’s president addressed the packed Moscow stadium Friday, saying the Kremlin’s troops had fought “shoulder to shoulder” and supported each other. “We have not had unity like this for a long time,” he told the cheering crowd.The invasion has touched off a burst of antiwar protests inside Russia, and the rally was surrounded by suspicions it was a Kremlin-manufactured display of patriotism.

La Russie autorise désormais les appels à la haine contre l'armée russe. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration © Dado RUVIC Russia now authorizes calls to hatred against the Russian army. Reuters / Dado RUVIC / Illustration Facebook will become a place where everything is allowed? On the back of war in Ukraine , his parent company, Meta, announced amending his period of moderation authorizing calls to hatred against the Russian military and Vladimir Putin , who can even call their death. A size change that means a lot for the social network that, until now, avoided taking part. What are the new rules? Meta reviewed its moderation rules to temporarily allow appeals to hatred against Russian soldiers. "We have temporarily authorized forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules, such as violent speeches such as Russian invaders" , confirmed Andy Stone, a spokesman for the firm in a statement published on Twitter, After revelations of the Reuters press agency. In addition to appeals to hatred against Russian soldiers, they are also authorized against politicians, like Russian President Vladimir Putin or President Belarusse Alexander Loukachenko , reports the Washington Post . In the same idea, last week, Meta had announced amending its rules to praise the Azov regiment, a unit of extreme right and neonazie, integrated within the Ukrainian army - which was forbidden since 2019. insult And calling hatred against the Russian army, however, is not allowed for all. According to Reuters' information, these new rules come into force only in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine, countries near the conflict. Insult Russian civilians as well as the Russian prisoners ( as the right of war ) remains forbidden, precise Meta. Is it a first? Difficult to know if the practice is widespread so much meta remains discreet on the subject. Last summer, however, the American newspaper Motherboard revealed that Facebook had authorized hate messages for two weeks against the Iranian leader Ali Khamenei, while the country was shaken by anti-government protests. "Over the next two weeks, we will allow the use of" death in Khamenei "in the context of political protests in Iran," said the firm, believing that "Khamenei" corresponded to defining the plan. Meta said then having already made this exception, without specifying when. The variability of the moderation rules, however, has nothing new to META. In an article published in September, the Wall Street Journal stated that according to the profile of the users, the moderation rules were not the same. When some exempted from the rules, others can post messages that break down the rules, before they are examined by a job (when they are deleted directly for Lambda users). Why met met so much? It can be surprising to see meta taking such a measure, the group is often criticized for its low moderation for hate calls. The decision is all the more rare as, by allowing appeals to hatred against Russia only, Meta takes very clearly part in the conflict. Russia, through its embassy in the United States, asked the Facebook owner to end its "extremist activities". "Meta's aggressive and criminal policy leading to incitement to hatred and hostility to the Russians is scandalous," she wrote in a statement. "The actions of the company are a new proof of the war of information without rule declared against our country," she added. Russia has announced Friday to prosecute the firm for "call for murders" of Russians. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights worried about this announcement. "It is very clearly a very, very complex subject, but raising concerns about human rights and international humanitarian law," Elizabeth Throssel, spokesman of the Office of the High Commissioner for the Rights of the Rights. man. Russia blocked Facebook last week , after the social network decided to prohibit the Russian media close to power. At the end of February, a few days after the start of the Russian invasion, access to the social network had already been limited by Moscow. Facebook then refused to respond to the Russian request to end the Fact-Checking of the content posted by these same media.

Facebook says Putin's move to shut it down in Russia proves it's 'bad for dictators.' It's not that simple. .
Experts told Insider that while social media can be used against dictators, it can also be a weapon for authoritarian regimes.Meta moved quickly to outline the steps it would be taking in response to the crisis. The company's president of global policy, Nick Clegg, announced it was setting up a team to tackle misinformation and hate speech as well as fact-check and tag any false Russian state-media the same day Russian troops rolled into Ukraine.

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