The geopolitical situation continues to be a stressful one these days. With the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, it’s been just revealed that Facebook is taking an unexpected step. Check out the latest reports below which are revealed by the press agency Reuters.
The press agency reveals that Meta Platforms will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion.
This is what internal emails are saying – these were seen by Reuters on Thursday, in a temporary change to its hate speech policy.
Facebook’s decision is only temporary
It’s also important to note the fact that Facebook is also temporarily allowing some posts that call for death to Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. At least, this is what some internal emails to its content moderators note.
“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.
It’s also worth noting the fact that the calls for the leaders’ deaths will be allowed unless they include the following conditions:
“they contain other targets or have two indicators of credibility, such as the location or method, one email said, in a recent change to the company’s rules on violence and incitement.”
The official notes revealed the fact that Russia’s embassy in the United States demanded that Washington stop the “extremist activities” of Meta.
Make sure to check out the complete notes in order to learn all the available details. Also, stay tuned for more news about this ongoing crisis.