On February 24, Facebook censored materials from four Russian media outlets – Zvezda, RIA Novosti, Lenta.ru and Gazeta.ru. Roskomnadzor announced this on Thursday in his Telegram channel.
“On February 24, the administration of the social network Facebook (owned by Meta Platforms, Inc.) was sent to the official accounts of the Russian media (TV channel Zvezda, the news agency RIA Novosti, the Internet sites Lenta.ru and Gazeta.ru) restrictions have been imposed on a number of publications,” the post notes.
According to Roskomnadzor, the administration of the social network marked the materials of the above-mentioned Russian media as unreliable and imposed technical restrictions on the search results of their publications in order to reduce the readership.
“As a rationale for the restrictions imposed, Meta cites violations of the community rules by the Russian media. Thus, the administration of the social network marked the materials of the Russian media as unreliable and imposed technical restrictions on the search results of publications in order to reduce the audience, ”the message emphasized.
It is clarified that Meta explains the restrictions by the fact that the Russian media violated the rules of the community.
Earlier on the same day, Roskomnadzor announced a wave of fake publications on the Internet about a special operation carried out by Russia to protect Donbass. The department emphasized the obligation of the media and information resources to publish only official verified information. They also reminded that the dissemination of knowingly false information provides for administrative liability under Art. 13.15 of the Code of the Russian Federation and is punishable by a fine of up to 5 million rubles.
On February 23, Roskomnadzor demanded that the American company Google remove restrictions from the channel of the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin on the YouTube video hosting as soon as possible. The regulator noted that the decision to restrict access to the channel of the leader of the DPR is a violation of the key principles of the free flow of information and unhindered access to it.
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