Nick Clegg, VP of global affairs for Meta, announced yesterday that the firm has restricted access to several accounts in Ukraine at the request of its government.
“We are also reviewing other government requests to restrict Russian state-controlled media. In the meantime, we will continue to label and fact check these outlets as well as prohibit ads and demonetise their accounts globally,” he said.
“The Ukrainians have also suggested that we remove access to Facebook and Instagram in Russia. However, people in Russia are using FB and IG to protest and organize against the war and as a source of independent information. The Russian government is already throttling our platform to prevent these activities. We believe turning off our services would silence important expression at a crucial time,” he added.