Policy change to allow Facebook to temporarily allow the killing of Putin and Lukashenko, the call to counter the invasion from Russia with violence, etc.


Anthony Quintano

On Facebook and Instagram, 'violent speech' such as 'death to Russian invaders' issued to Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine will be temporarily permitted. In the past, it violated the 'policy regarding malicious expressions', but 'we decided to temporarily allow political expressions that would normally violate the policy.'

Exclusive: Facebook temporarily allows posts on Ukraine war calling for violence against invading Russians or Putin's death | Reuters

Facebook will allow calls for violence against Russians --The Washington Post


Due to the policy change, this kind of speech is allowed in a limited area, 12 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Regarding expressions such as 'killing' for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Lukashenko, a concrete death threat that satisfies the two points of 'does not include other targets' and 'there is no specific place or method'. Anything that is not is acceptable.

'As a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, we temporarily violently say,'Death to Russian invaders',' said Andy Stone, a spokeswoman for Meta. We have taken into account. Violent calls to Russian civilians are unacceptable. '

In Russia, Facebook is already subject to access restrictions. Instagram and WhatsApp, which are more popular than Facebook, are not regulated.

Russian authorities restrict access to Twitter and Facebook-GIGAZINE

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