Meta Platforms’ head of global affairs Nick Clegg tweeted on Sunday that the tech giant has restricted some accounts in Ukraine, including some accounts belonging to Russian state media organizations.
Meta restricted the accounts at the request of the Ukrainian government, Nick Clegg said.
Clegg said Ukrainians have also suggested removal of access to Facebook and Instagram in Russia.
Meta turned that request down because, according to Clegg, “people in Russia are using FB and IG to protest and organize against the war and as a source of independent information.” Clegg said.
Clegg said the Russian government was already throttling Meta’s platform to prevent these activities and that turning off its services would “silence important expression at a crucial time.”