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.
1/ We are now prohibiting Russian state media from running ads or monetizing on our platform anywhere in the world. We also continue to apply labels to additional Russian state media. These changes have already begun rolling out and will continue into the weekend.
— Nathaniel Gleicher (@ngleicher) February 26, 2022
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.
Ordinary Russians are using @Meta's apps to express themselves and organize for action. We want them to continue to make their voices heard, share what’s happening, and organize through Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. pic.twitter.com/FjTovgslCe
— Nick Clegg (@nickclegg) February 25, 2022
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.