Amid ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, Twitter, Meta bars Russia from running ads on their platforms
The social media giant Meta Platforms Inc and the microblogging site Twitter have barred Russian state media from running ads or monetizing on its platform anywhere in the world amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.
Twitter Inc. said it won’t show advertising in Russia and Ukraine, and also will curb tweet recommendations that appear in users’ timelines from accounts that they don’t already follow in an effort to limit the spread of misleading and abusive content
It also said that they have suspended all advertising in Russia and Ukraine, seeking to ensure that promotional posts don’t detract from public safety information sent via the social network.
Meta’s security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher said, “We also continue to apply labels to additional Russian state media. These changes have already begun rolling out and will continue into the weekend.”
Twitter previously said it was “monitoring for emerging narratives that violate the Twitter Rules” as part of its effort to combat problematic content flooding online during the war.
Meta Platforms Inc., which owns social networks Facebook and Instagram, is also fact-checking and labeling posts from Russian state-owned media organizations. The Russian government said earlier Friday is would partially limit Facebook in the country as a result.
Meta said earlier on Friday that Russia would hit its services with restrictions after it refused authorities’ order to stop using fact-checkers and content warning labels on its platforms.
Facebook also released a feature in Ukraine that allows people to lock their profiles for increased security, using a tool the company also deployed after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last year.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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