May 26, 2022

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Facebook will allow recordings of violence against Russian invaders or calls for Putin’s death in the Ukraine war.

This is a temporary change in its hate speech policy (REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo)

Meta sites will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.According to the internal emails seen Reuters Thursday, in A temporary change in its hate speech policy.

Even the social media company Temporary suspension of certain posts calling for the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko In countries such as Russia, Ukraine and Poland, according to internal emails to their content reviewers.

As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have temporarily allowed forms of political expression that generally violate our rules, such as violent speech such as ‘death to Russian invaders’.‘. We do not consider it necessary to comment on such fabrications. “

Unless there are other targets or two reliability indicators, leader death calls will be allowedAn email said the latest change in company rules regarding violence and incitement, such as location or method.

The social media company also temporarily allowed some posts calling for the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (REUTERS / Shamil Zhumatov / File Photo).
The social media company also temporarily allowed some posts calling for the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (REUTERS / Shamil Zhumatov / File Photo).

Temporary policy changes in calls for violence against Russian soldiers apply to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.According to an email.

In a recent email to moderators, Meta highlights a change in its policy of inciting hatred against Russian and Russian soldiers in the context of the invasion.

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“We offer a policy concession that allows T1 violent speech to be eliminated under the Hate Speech policy. When (E.g. content violates defenses, defenses, etc.), ”he said in the email.

“We are doing this because in this particular context, we have noticed that ‘Russian soldiers’ are being used as proxies for the Russian military. Hate speech policy continues to ban attacks against RussiansThe e-mail said:

Several major social media sites have announced new content restrictions around the conflict, including blocking Russian state-run media outlets RT and Sputnik in Europe (REUTERS / Gleb Garanich // File Photo).
Several major social media sites have announced new content restrictions around the conflict, including blocking Russian state-run media outlets RT and Sputnik in Europe (REUTERS / Gleb Garanich // File Photo).

In the last week, Russia has said it will ban Facebook in the country in response to claims of restrictions on Russian media access to the site.. During the invasion of Ukraine, Moscow cracked down on technology companies, including Twitter.

Several major social media sites have announced New content restrictions surrounding the conflict, including blocking Russian state media RT And Sputnik In EuropeAnd have shown exceptions in some of their policies during the war.

The emails also showed it The meta will allow you to admire the right-wing Azov battalionThis was first reported in a generally prohibited change Interception.

Meta spokesman Joe Osborne previously said the company is “doing, at the moment A small exception to the strict appreciation of the Azov regiment in the context of Ukraine’s security or as part of the National Guard of Ukraine”.

(With Reuters information)

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