On Friday, March 4, Alexander Malkevich, First Deputy Chairman of the Commission for the Development of the Information Society of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, told Izvestia about what awaits the Facebook platform in Russia.
The day before, there were messages from users that they had stopped opening the social network site.
According to Malkevich, the information should be checked – most likely, the platform works, but poorly.
“This is the result of a slowdown – Roskomnadzor, the Russian authorities are waiting for some kind of reaction – the corporation must somehow respond to the existing justified claims. This is not happening, ”the expert emphasized.
As noted by the specialist, the slowdown is the first measure taken against the site. As a result, you can observe the outflow of the Facebook audience.
“The next step is the complete cessation of financial receipts from the Russian Federation, and then blocking. I say this with pain as a Facebook user, he was comfortable with certain services, but it cannot be that some company defiantly violates all the laws of the host country, ”Malkevich emphasized.
A day earlier, Malkevich noted that the social network is distinguished by non-transparent algorithms of work, “participation in dirty political games, as well as rash decisions of the leadership, censorship of user behavior and copyright materials, media materials.”
Prior to this, the director of the Association of Professional Users of Social Networks and Messengers, Vladimir Zykov, expressed the opinion that propaganda information is actively disseminated on the Facebook (Meta) social network, the site is fully involved in the information war, so it most likely will not work in Russia.
On February 27, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that an information war was being waged against Russia in social networks in connection with Moscow’s special operation to protect Donbass. According to him, training manuals are posted on social networks on how to remove fakes discrediting Russia’s actions.
On February 26, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that as the Russian armed forces successfully carry out the rescue operation in the Donbass, an increase in the number of fakes was noted. The department called on the media “to be vigilant and not become blind victims of Western curators of information pressure on our country.”
Since 2014, the Ukrainian authorities have been conducting a military operation against the inhabitants of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’état and the new government in Ukraine. On February 17, 2022, the situation in the region escalated. The DPR and LPR reported heavy shelling by Ukrainian security forces, including heavy weapons. The republics announced a general mobilization, the evacuation of civilians to the territory of Russia and asked for recognition of their independence.
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