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Facebook Allows Posts Promoting Violence Against Russian Soldiers, Putin

Facebook Allows Posts Promoting Violence Against Russian Soldiers, Putin

Meta is temporarily changing its hate speech policy to allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

According to emails seen by Reuters on Thursday, Meta is also temporarily allowing some posts that call for death to Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

Lukashenko is the President of Belarus and Russia used Belarusian soil to launch its ongoing attack on Ukraine to create multiple fronts. A Meta spokesperson said in a statement:

As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules like violent speech such as ‘death to the Russian invaders.’ We still won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians.

Facebook will also restrict calls for Putin and Lukashenko’s deaths if they contain other targets or have two indicators of credibility such as the location or method.

The temporary policy changes on calls for violence to Russian soldiers apply to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland and Azerbaijan are some of Russia’s neighbours.

In an email recently sent to moderators seen by Reuters, Meta highlighted a change in its hate speech policy regarding Russian soldiers and Russians in the context of what Russia calls a special military operation in Ukraine. It said:

We are issuing a spirit-of-the-policy allowance to allow T1 violent speech that would otherwise be removed under the Hate Speech policy when: (a) targeting Russian soldiers, EXCEPT prisoners of war, or (b) targeting Russians where it’s clear that the context is the Russian invasion of Ukraine (e.g., content mentions the invasion, self-defence, etc.)

We are doing this because we have observed that in this specific context, ‘Russian soldiers’ is being used as a proxy for the Russian military. The Hate Speech policy continues to prohibit attacks on Russians.

Responding to the developments, Russia’s embassy in the United States demanded that Washington censures Meta. The embassy said in a post on Twitter:

Users of Facebook & Instagram did not give the owners of these platforms the right to determine the criteria of truth and pit nations against each other.

More: Reuters

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15 Comments

dedza 3 months ago

I bet the same allowance won't be given in other conflicts involving nations of a darker shade


ANONYMOUS 3 months ago

Truth will always out. FACEBOOK. Whose FACE and which BOOK? Faces appearing in someone's register as a result of easy conversion, conviction and cheap influencce under the guise of communication technology. The power of Satanism!...


Tkt 3 months ago

One interesting thing is that washington is feeling Uncle Vladmir Putin's heat and knows that herself alone cannot contain the heat thus being emmitted by sister Russia & this is a fact!

if not then why is she coercing everyone to stand by her side if thinks she has the muscle to armtwist sisRuss, now its not suprising that its a directive yekungoti allow this or that bcoz she is still hunting for support nekutadza ega

i say

Viva Uncle Putin Viva
ALUTA-CONTINUA Kremlin ALUTA


3 months ago


Pinkpigs_Lilliputian. 3 months ago

A certain country will completely shutting down internet during its highly anticipated elections next year.
META has to be fair unless it is a political organ of the Western Powers.


The Servant of Jesus 3 months ago

I speak with power.Today I gave you a prophetically motivated massage about tribalism and racism being a form of worshipping Satan and I said those practicing it have the 666 symbol in their spiritual foreheads(mentalities)i also noted that hate/phobia,tribalism and racism is in the code of conduct of Illuminati.I therefore gave you a warning,to watch out of practicing the satanic act.

I do not want to be famous or what. I want to preach peace.
Peace be upon thee in Jesus Christ name Amen


rebel 3 months ago

useless, satanic ,US media companies controlled by satan himself.


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lupin 3 months ago

These companies serve US interests only!!!!


executioner 3 months ago

kkkk


executioner 3 months ago

kkkk


doc 3 months ago

hey you tribalists wr are you 😂😂


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

PASI NE FACEBOOK
VIVA PUTIN
NUKE THEM ALL


Jinx 3 months ago

Oooh here goes the West again, climbing on their high horses,and declaring themselves to be holier than thou.

What about ProRussian speech? They declare themselves to be pro freedom of speech but here they are, squashing the opposition. Is that freedom? No!

In as much as most do not condone violence, Russia has a right to defend it's self and has a right to freedom of speech 💬.


ELIOT SMITH THE INDEPENDENT. 3 months ago

very true indeed

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Like👍


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