Russia to Partially Restrict Access to Facebook

Printed Facebook logos are seen in this illustration taken February 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo

Russia will partially restrict access to Facebook starting Friday, according to state-owned media.

RIA Novosti, the state-owned news agency, reported that Russian officials decided to recognize Facebook as “involved in the violation of fundamental human rights and freedoms” and accused the platform of having “censored” the Russian media outlet.

The report did not detail exactly how the partial restriction of Facebook will be carried out.

If Facebook does not “eliminate the violations,” Russian officials said access may become “completely” limited, according to the state-news agency report.

Facebook said the restriction was in response to the social media platform refusing to abide by Russian orders to stop fact checking state-owned media outlets.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Rebecca Klar