In the midst of the Russia-Ukraine war, the Russian president has taken major action against Facebook and Twitter. Russia has banned Facebook. Know that meta has already taken action against Russia. Meta is the company that runs Facebook. Russia’s censorship agency Roskomnadzor has accused Facebook of discriminating against the Russian media. According to a report by The Kyiv Independent, the Russian government’s censorship agency has announced a ban on Facebook.
Facebook has accused Russia of depriving millions of people of credible information. After banning Facebook, Russia has also taken action on Twitter. Twitter’s Reach has been banned in Russia. A bill for it is signed. Under the law, a person can be jailed for up to 15 years for spreading “false” information about the country’s armed forces.
Russia has blocked access to Twitter and Facebook, and passed a new law in which people who spread ‘fake news’ about the war can be jailed for up to 15 years
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Many media outlets blocked
On Friday, along with the move against the social media giants, the BBC, the US government-funded Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle and the Latvia-based website Meduja were also blocked. Russia has consistently accused the domestic audience of being misinformed about the invasion of Ukraine.
Russia’s parliament enacts tough laws
Russia’s parliament announced a strict law on fake news on Friday. Parliament alleges that fake news is being run against the Russian army during the war. The new law, passed in Parliament, provides for a jail term of up to 15 years for deliberately spreading fake news against the army.
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