•   
  •   
  •   

World Russia Gives Facebook a Way to 'Cancel' Ban, Resume Operations

05:45  22 march  2022
05:45  22 march  2022 Source:   newsweek.com

Ukraine War Day 20: Carnage Continues Into Third Week of Battle With Russia

  Ukraine War Day 20: Carnage Continues Into Third Week of Battle With Russia Sirens blasted throughout the night once again as the Russia-Ukraine war approaches another milestone.Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal estimates that $565 billion will be needed to rebuild Ukraine after the war with Russia.

A Russian lawmaker has outlined several steps that Meta platforms could take to resume operations for Facebook and Instagram after a Moscow court upheld a ban on the social media sites in the country.

Russia outlined steps that Meta Platforms could take to reinstate access of Facebook and Instagram into the country. Here, a Meta logo is displayed on the screen of an iPhone in front of a Facebook logo on October 29, 2021 in Paris, France. © Chesnot/Getty Images Russia outlined steps that Meta Platforms could take to reinstate access of Facebook and Instagram into the country. Here, a Meta logo is displayed on the screen of an iPhone in front of a Facebook logo on October 29, 2021 in Paris, France.

The Tverskoy District Court on Monday ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by Russian prosecutors to ban Facebook and Instagram, stating that Meta has been found guilty of "extremist activity." The court ruled that WhatsApp, another Meta-owned platform, would be allowed to stay in Russia.

Facebook parent Meta clarifies that it won't allow content that calls for assassinating heads of state like Putin

  Facebook parent Meta clarifies that it won't allow content that calls for assassinating heads of state like Putin According to a company blog post, Meta shifted its previously reported stance on allowing users in certain countries to call for the death of Putin."We also do not permit calls to assassinate a head of state," Nick Clegg, president of global affairs at Facebook parent company Meta Platforms, said in the post Sunday, likely referring in part to Russia's president, who invaded Ukraine in late February.

Earlier this month, Russia moved to block Facebook over claims that it "discriminated" against Russian state media. Instagram was banned after Meta said it would temporarily allow users in Ukraine to post messages calling for violence against Russian soldiers and President Vladimir Putin during the ongoing war.

However, Anton Gorelkin, a member of Russia's State Duma committee on information and communications, said Monday that the Meta-owned sites could resume operations if they agree to Moscow's terms.

Gorelkin said the decision "can be canceled if the company officially recognizes the violations and rectifies them," Russian news agency Tass reported on Monday. "It shouldn't be some comments by God knows who but official statements verified by our regulator."

Facebook says Putin's move to shut it down in Russia proves it's 'bad for dictators.' It's not that simple.

  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.

Gorelkin also said that Meta would have to grant access to the accounts of all Russian news media and public figures that were previously blocked and "return to compliance with the principle of neutrality." Furthermore, he said, the company must strictly moderate all "anti-Russian comments," according to Reuters.

Meta did not immediately respond to Monday's court ruling. But the company said last week that it stands against "Russophobia" and that it would not permit "calls for genocide, ethnic cleansing, or any kind of discrimination, harassment, or violence towards Russians" on its platforms.

Barring the two social media sites has so far halted access for millions of Russians. However, reports have indicated that more Russians have begun using virtual private networks to get around the government restrictions. The demand for VPNs in Russia grew by 2,692 percent this month, according to privacy monitoring service Top10VPN.

March Madness bracket predictions 7.0: Projecting the Field of 68 for 2022 NCAA Tournament

  March Madness bracket predictions 7.0: Projecting the Field of 68 for 2022 NCAA Tournament March Madness bracket predictions 7.0: Projecting the Field of 68 for 2022 NCAA TournamentFriday brings a full day of action, and the scramble for the No. 1 seeds is on. Gonzaga won the West Coast Conference tournament on Tuesday. Arizona, Kentucky and Kansas are our other No. 1 seeds. Auburn, Baylor, Duke and Wisconsin have a case from the No. 2 line.

Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the nation has severely cracked down on dissent and prohibited state media from designating its military actions as a "war." Instead, Moscow has insisted that it is performing a "special military operation" in Ukraine.

More than 900 Ukrainian civilians have died in the war so far, while 1,459 have been wounded, according to the United Nations. Nearly 10 million people have fled their homes, including about 3.4 million who have sought refuge abroad.

Newsweek contacted Meta for additional comment but did not hear back in time for publication.

Related Articles

  • Facebook Refuses Ukraine's Request To Shut Social Sites in Russia
  • Russia Restricts Facebook Access After Platform Limits Kremlin-Backed Media
  • Ukraine Latest News Live: No Change in Cases of Americans Detained in Russia

Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

Ukraine News: Sherman Says Civilians in Mariupol Dying of Starvation .
Peace talks resume in Istanbul as Ukraine hopes to negotiate a ceasefire. Live updates have ended.Live Updates For This Blog Have Ended.

usr: 0
This is interesting!