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Russia’s media regulator saidIt will stop access Friday MetaFacebook is now owned in China by the same company that owns it. This puts pressure on other media outlets as well as tech platforms. amid its invasion of Ukraine.

A translated copy of the statement claims that Facebook had infringed on federal law by closing off access to accounts owned and controlled by several state-affiliated media outlets. It is an increase in Russian restrictions on Facebook.

The agency closed last week placed partial restrictions on FacebookThe alleged violation.

Nick Clegg, Meta Vice President of Global Affairs at the time. saidRussian authorities have ordered that Facebook stop fact-checking, labeling and labeling posts made by state-owned outlets Sputnik and RT on Facebook. Meta declined the request, he stated.

Friday’s announcement by the regulator stated that 26 cases of discrimination have been found against Russian media, information sources and Facebook since October 2020.

Clegg stated that “Millions of Russians are likely to be cut off from trustworthy information and deprived of everyday means of connecting with their family and friends, and they will also find it difficult to speak out.” said in a statement on TwitterIn response to Friday’s blockage. We will do our best to ensure that people can safely express their opinions and take action.

Russia continues its battle with Ukraine by increasing its pressure on traditional and social media. Twitter, Google and other companies have pledged to identify state-owned media. suspending advertising in Russia. In the meantime, there is a new law which allows Russian authorities. jail anyone who spreads “fake” news about its Military drove the BBC to suspend the work of its journalistsIn the country

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