© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Meta brand is positioned on a Russian flag on this illustration taken February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
By Elizabeth Culliford and Sheila Dang
(Reuters) – Meta Platforms is globally demoting content material from Russian state-controlled media shops’ Fb (NASDAQ:) pages and Instagram accounts, in addition to posts containing hyperlinks to these shops on Fb, the corporate’s head of world affairs stated on Tuesday.
Tech and social media firms have confronted stress to reply to final Thursday’s invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which has led to financial sanctions towards Moscow by governments world wide.
Meta’s Nick Clegg informed reporters throughout a convention name that the corporate had seen a “positively discernable” degradation of its providers in Russia since authorities there introduced they’d prohibit Meta’s platforms. Video and different multimedia content material had significantly been affected, Clegg stated.
Meta had been in “protracted discussions” with Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor over its new legislation that requires some overseas web firms to open workplaces in Russia, Clegg added. He referred to as a number of the provisions below the brand new legislation “disproportionate.”
Meta, together with Twitter (NYSE:) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:)’s Google, face attainable punitive measures in Russia as a result of they haven’t but complied.
On Monday, Meta stated it could prohibit entry to Russian state media shops RT and Sputnik on its platforms throughout the European Union.
Clegg stated the corporate had additionally obtained requests from governments outdoors of the European Union to dam Russian state media. He stated he was not conscious of such a request from the USA authorities.
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