May 27, 2022

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Russia opens criminal case against Meta for making death threats on Facebook | Technology

The Russia A criminal case was opened against him The goalController FacebookThis Friday (11) and after the social network, the company was asked to be recognized as a “terrorist organization”. Its hate changed the rules of speech Allowing users to argue violence against Russians in the context of war Ukraine.

“A criminal lawsuit has been filed by US employees over allegations of murder and violence against civilians in the Russian Federation. The goalOwner of social networks Facebook And Instagram. ” Russia.

The group reports directly to President Vladimir Putin. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

No feedback was immediately available The goal Responding to a Reuters request.

Office of the Attorney General Russia Said: “Such actions of the management of the company are intended not only to create the impression that terrorist activity is allowed, but also to incite hatred and hostility against the citizens of the Russian Federation.”

The government has asked the court to recognize this The goal As an extremist organization and its activities should be banned Russia.

Internal emails from The goal Reuters saw that the US company has temporarily allowed posts supporting the death of the president. RussiaVladimir Putin, or President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.

The The goal He said the temporary change was aimed at allowing forms of political expression that generally violate its rules. The company’s oversight board said Friday it was watching the war closely UkraineAs well as actions taken The goal.

The Russia Had announced this Friday that it could close its operations The goal If the company allows to protect the violence against the Russians and the death of President Vladimir Putin by its users.

“We do not want to believe the Reuters report – it is very difficult to believe,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.

The United Nations Office on Human Rights has categorized the potential change Facebook “Anxiety”.

The Russia The ban on was announced last week Facebook In response to the so-called restrictions on Russian media access to the platform in the country.

Activities of The goal Following the announcement of the opening of the criminal case, it fell 3% this Friday.