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Russia has begun blocking access to the Facebook platform

In the evening of February 25, Meta Vice President Nick Clegg said that, Russia rejected the government’s demands

Russia’s state media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, on February 25 FacebookAccess to Azerbaijan will be partially restricted.

News from the institution in the evening according to and “on this platform Russia in response to media censorship ” Facebook traffic speed reduced:

“The Prosecutor General’s Office Facebook In accordance with its decision on the network, from February 25, 2022, Roskomnadzor will partially restrict access to the platform by reducing the speed of traffic in accordance with the law.

This decision is explained that, Facebook from February 24 to four Russia Restricted media accounts.

These are RIA Novosti news agency, Zvezda TV channelı, Lenta.ru and Gazeta.ru sites.

Roskomnadzor calls Facebook’s move illegal.

The agency wrote a letter to Meta Platforms, Inc. demanding that the ban be lifted.

The company did not respond to Roskomnadzor’s appeal.

Facebook rejects the request

On February 25, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, in agreement with the Foreign Ministry, launched the Facebook platform “Fundamental human rights of Russian citizens.” and on the violation of their freedoms. “

According to the decision, Roskomnadzor restricted access to the Facebook platform from February 25.

On the evening of February 25, Meta Vice President Nick Clegg stated that, The request of the Russian government is rejected:

“Yesterday, the Russian authorities gave us an independent fact-finding and ordered the media to stop bookmarking the Facebook posts of the four media outlets in question. We rejected the order. In response, we were told that they would restrict access to our servers. “

Clegg added that, ordinary Russians use Meta services to express themselves and “We want their voices to be heard as before.”

Earlier, in March 2021, Roskomnadzor slowed down Twitter’s microblogging services.

Roskomnadzor said that Twitter would be completely blocked in Russia.

However, Twitter’s moderation department deleted most of the material and allowed it to continue.

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