Meta allows calls for Putin’s death on Facebook, Instagram in policy tweak
TRT World says Facebook and Instagram users in some countries will be allowed to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of Moscow’s assault on Ukraine, said Meta and the company’s internal emails, in a temporary change to its hate speech policy.
“As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules like violent speech such as ‘death to the Russian invaders.’ We still won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday.
The social media company is also temporarily allowing some posts that call for death to Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in countries including Russia, Ukraine and Poland, according to a series of internal emails seen by Reuters news agency to its content moderators.
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