Facebook restricts Russian state media from running ads

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Facebook restricts Russian state media from running ads

Leading social networking site, Facebook said it has restricted Russian state media’s ability to run ads on its platform, stripping it off of making revenue through the platform.

Nathaniel Gleicher, the social media giant’s security policy head, tweeted announcing the news.

“We are now prohibiting Russian state media from running ads or monetising on our platform anywhere in the world,” said the tweet.

Earlier, Meta, Facebooks’s parent company had said Russia would hit its services with restriction after it refused authorities’ order to stop using fact-checkers and content warning labels on its platforms.

Nick Clegg, in a tweet, informed that Russian authorities asked them to stop the independent fact-checking and labelling of content posted on Facebook, which they refused.

Earlier, Facebook had also enabled the citizens of Ukraine to lock their profiles for increased security, using a tool the company also deployed after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last year.

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