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  • Russia asks Facebook and Instagram to explain why Kadyrov’s account were blocked

    The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media, (Roskomnadzor) asked the social networks, Facebook and Instagram, to provide explanations for blocking accounts belonging to the leadership of Chechnya, in particular, the Head of the Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.

    On December 26th, Roskomnadzor sent a letter to Facebook’s management asking about the reasons for removing Ramzan Kadyrov's accounts from Facebook and Instagram," according to the Russian …

  • Chechnya leader Kadyrov announces launch of new social network after Facebook and Instagram blocked his accounts

    On the night of December 23, the accounts of Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov were removed from Instagram and Facebook; after this turn of events, Kadyrov announced the launch of a Chechen social network called Mylistory.

    As reported by the publication TJ, Mylistory is an instagram clone available in the App Store and Google Play. Magomed Eskhanov is noted as the application developer. Externally, the application looks like a complete copy of the old version of the Instagram, in gold color and …

  • Kremlin wants to verify that Facebook follows Russia’s data collection laws

    The officials of the Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media announced they intended to check whether the social network Facebook was complying with Russian legislation governing the processing of personal data. The announcement was made by the executive body’s press service, reported Interfax.

    "Soon, the Roskomnadzor will plan supervisory actions  aimed at analyzing the activities of the administration of the social …

  • Russia threatens to block Telegram messenger, Google and Facebook

    The Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Nikolay Nikiforov, stated that Telegram and other Internet services that refuse to comply with Russian legislation will not work in Russia, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    "We have no prejudiced attitude to either Russian or foreign Internet services. As it is written in the law, so it will be, without options. Services that don’t comply with Russian laws in Russia, won’t work in Russia," said the Minister in response to …

  • Russia threatens to block Facebook

    Facebook may stop its work in Russia in 2018 if it does not comply with the law on the localization of personal data, said the head of Roskomnadzor (Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) Alexander Zharov, reports Interfax.

    "The law applies to everyone. In any case, either we will accomplish the law’s implementation, or the company will cease working on the territory of the Russian Federation, as, unfortunately, was the case with  …

  • Facebook: Russia used fake accounts to push its agenda

    The President of the United States Donald Trump keeps calling CNN “fake news”. However, the U.S. investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections just took a new turn!

    Facebook reported on the 6th of September that the social network had revealed that the Kremlin associated Russian company had spent over $100,000 to purchase approximately 3,000 politically motivated ads on divisive social issues, such as gun control, illegal immigration, race, and gay rights. …

  • After the ban on Russian social networks, the number of Ukrainian Facebook users grew by 25%

    The Ukrainian audience on Facebook has grown by almost a 25% in the past two weeks adding 1.5 million users, as reported by Watcher online newspaper.

    As of today, Facebook has 8.3 million Ukrainian users. According to the methodology established by the American social network, users are considered to be people who have been logged in and used the social network at least once within the last 30 days.

    Over the past 8 years - since April 2009 – the Facebook audience in Ukraine has grown by 131 …

  • Turchynov accused the Russian secret services of having a presence on Facebook

    During a recent press briefing, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, accused the Russian secret services of having a presence on Facebook.

    Turchynov noted that unlike Russian social networks that fall under sanctions in Ukraine, Facebook and Twitter willingly cooperate with law enforcement agencies in Ukraine. "When a fake page propagating war, violence, or separatism appears on Facebook or Twitter, and the Ukrainian special service …

  • Ministry of information policy of Ukraine asks Facebook to establish an 'antifake-filter' for Ukrainian citizens

    The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine (MIP) asked Facebook management to establish anti-fake news mechanisms in the Ukrainian segment, as stated by the Minister of Informational Policy, Yuriy Stets, the press service of the agency reported.

    “We have analyzed the internet environment taking into account users’ requests and have asked Facebook management to develop mechanisms to fight fake news for Ukrainians similar to efforts made in other countries. The MIP, in turn, is ready to …