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Russia Opens Criminal Investigation Of Facebook After Meta Relaxes Hate Speech Policies

Russia Opens Criminal Investigation Of Facebook After Meta Relaxes Hate Speech Policies

Russia opened a criminal case against Meta Platforms on Friday after the social media company changed its rules to allow users to incite violence against Russian soldiers involved in the invasion of Ukraine.

Meta is the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, one of Russia’s most popular messaging applications.

Russia has also moved to designate Meta as an “extremist organisation” for allowing posts such as “death to the Russian invaders.”

Russia’s Investigative Committee, which reports directly to President Vladimir Putin, said on Friday:

A criminal case has been initiated … in connection with illegal calls for murder and violence against citizens of the Russian Federation by employees of the American company Meta, which owns the social networks Facebook and Instagram.

Russian prosecutors said the move by Facebook could violate articles of the Russian criminal law against public calls for extremist activities. It said:

Such actions of the (Meta) company’s management not only form an idea that terrorist activity is permissible, but are aimed at inciting hatred and enmity towards the citizens of the Russian Federation.

The State prosecutor’s office has called for access to Instagram to be blocked and to recognise Meta as an “extremist organisation and ban its activities on the territory of Russia”.

Several Russian regional governors reportedly deleted their Instagram accounts on Friday.

More: Reuters

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7 Comments

Tkt 3 months ago

I've noted with grave concern that some people on this platform have chosen to peddle false lies that myself as the real Tkt is dead, may i say those are outright lies being peddled by pro-yellow losers. All this in a bid to try and silence me on this platform

may i reiterate i, Tkt am alive though i almost lost my life a few days ealier. soe of you might not have seen the post in which i was replying to my blood brother @Vax uya akambo tukwa naFAKE Tkt paya when i warned the fake that nevertheless will i respond my brother in that manner

Below is the post i responded to my brother Under HEADING : UK Parliament Demand Action On Chiwenga's "Violent Incitement" 10 March 2022

Tkt 1 day, 3 hours ago
@Vax murisei mkoma nhasi ndapotsa ndafira mumaCURVE ekudzika border into Mozambique, mmm ndachengetwa nrnyasha wena parisei paBluz pedu apo, muudze Tinashe i know ari kuzvinzwira futi kuti ndazvi wisa pafirst trip sekutaura kwandaka ita ndichibvako, kkkkk

on the issue yamataura mkoma, ko sei UK Parliament isina kuita that DEMAND mkomana wechidiki paari kugara achingo promoser maFIRE WORKS, ngava savawo BIASED towards one individual wena

farisai Gulez vangi nevana vangu avo

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Vax 1 day, 4 hours ago
TKT uri sei my young brother,hona vakuru vako vakaita zvekutamba vanodzoserwa pasanction fut uvadzidzise kutaura zvinovaka.wakafamba boe hr?


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

Mukamupindura anotozviona se celeb 😂 regai zviende...


Golide thing 3 months ago

mmxiiiiiii taneta nazvo izvi


Thula Msindo 3 months ago

Hey wena Vybez Kartel, Original or Fake. You are being tribalistic by asserting that Shonas supported Gukurahundi. How can you say that? Did Shonas kill Ndebeles like Hutu and Tutsi i
Rwanda? Hmmm wena Thula Msindo🦍
Enough of that message. No to tribalism but THULA MSINDO.


wedzo 3 months ago

iwe ziba kwakubika ba tribalism bako 🏃🤾


chahototo 3 months ago

thanks tazvinzwa zve tribalism chirega hako


chahototo 3 months ago

tazvinzwa wangu zve tribalism, thanks you can stop now



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