During the invasion of Russia to Ukraine, the opinions of those who defended the position of Ukraine, “cleaned” from the information space Facebook. This was told in the story of the American TV channel MSNBC “How Facebook helped the Russian invasion of Ukraine”, reports Voice of America.
The Russians found the Ukrainians, who defended the social network in his position, and then complained about the post – whatever the message said that it is pornography or another category of posts that Facebook needs to remove.
With public support of such complaint sent hundreds of times against each post of Ukrainian activists and blocked access to Facebook.
“Thus, Facebook helped the Russian government to stifle the voices of opposition to Russia at that time, as Russia carried out the invasion,” says the story.
“This is 100% true. Many of us in the State Department was trying to help colleagues in Ukraine, Georgia and other places. Facebook just didn’t react,” wrote former Deputy assistant Secretary of state for strategic digital technologies Moira Veylan, commenting on the story.
Previously, the company Facebook has found evidence of the spread of Russia’s political ads on the social network to manipulate public opinion during the presidential race in the United States.
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