Facebook comments on Russian ban

Facebook comments on Russian ban

Facebook's president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, said that "soon millions of ordinary Russians will find themselves cut off from reliable information."

Facebook had previously been limited in the country, along with platforms including Twitter, Ukrinform reports citing the BBC.

“Soon millions of ordinary Russians will find themselves cut off from reliable information, deprived of their everyday ways of connecting with family and friends and silenced from speaking out. We will continue to do everything to restore our services so they remain available to people to safely and securely express themselves and organize for action,” Nick Clegg tweeted.

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Although its use was restricted, Facebook had not been blocked entirely in the country.

On Friday Russian media quoted the regulator as saying that Twitter had been restricted following a request by the prosecutor general from February 24, the day of the invasion of Ukraine.

Russia said the move was a response to the blocking of Russian media in the west.

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