Meta is making temporary changes to Facebook and Instagram’s guidelines.
Meta will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to express violent messages, which in principle violate their guidelines.
As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we temporarily made it possible to express ourselves in a way that normally violates the rules about violent discourse, such as “Death to the Russian invaders.” A Meta spokesperson said, according to Reuters, that we will not yet allow incitement to violence against Russian civilians.
The news agency also received internal emails that the company is temporarily allowing publications such as “Death to Putin” or “Death to Lukashenko”, but only in some countries.
Allowed for users in some countries
Countries where users are allowed to claim the killing of Russian soldiers are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
The email has been sent to the brokers.
Russia blocked Facebook last week.
A new media law in Russia criminalizes the publication of what authorities believe is “false information” about the war, which cannot be described as war, and carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, last month refused to follow orders from Russian authorities to stop “fact-checking” allegations from state media.
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