From the current updates, it has been found that the Facebook social media platform has blocked out Russian state media outlets from using its advertising platform or using other monetization features. This is all in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
Furthermore, this is the move that comes at the moment after Russia regulator Roskomnadzor said it would restrict access to the social network. After all this only, Facebook officials declined to stop fact-checking Russian state-run media outlets on their social media platform. Now, Meta’s Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher says that the company is stepping up with restrictions on Russian state media and now all are barred from running ads or using monetization features anywhere in the world. He adds that the company is continuing to add out the labels to additional Russian state media.
Probing further, there is a similar move from Twitter as well. Twitter on Friday announced that it was suspending all advertising in Ukraine and Russia. This is all because they don’t want to better highlight authoritative information and guard against misinformation. Facebook has enabled our lock profile feature as well for all of the people that are there in Ukraine. This feature has been provided to the people just for the purpose of security as no one’s identity will be leaked out. Therefore, Facebook has also formed out “Special Operations Center” to track how the invasion of Ukraine is unfolding on its platform. Hence, this is all that has been done by different social media platforms.