Russia Blocks Facebook Access to Restrict State-Sponsored Channels

On Friday, Russia’s communications regulator said that Facebook isn’t allowed because of a law.

Russia said that Meta Platform’s Facebook was being blocked because it didn’t allow state-backed channels to be seen.

In a statement on Twitter, Meta’s head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, said that the company would keep trying to get its services back up and running. It said in part

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People in Russia will soon be cut off from reliable information, disconnected from connecting with family and friends, and stopped speaking out.

The Tass news agency said that Russia has also blocked access to Twitter on Friday.

Russia has made a lot of moves to stop foreign news media in the last few days.

It also took down the websites of the BBC, Deutsche Welle, and Voice of America because it said they were giving out false information about the war in Ukraine.

On Friday, a new law in Russia made it illegal for anyone to intentionally spread “fake” news.

The BBC said Friday that it would stop working in Russia for a short time because of this new law.