Russia Cries Foul Over Facebook’s Removal Of Russian Media Accounts
Russia is paying dearly for its alleged overreaching.
The accusation that it meddled in the US 2016 elections continues to linger. And to make sure it doesn’t happen again, companies like Facebook and the US government have taken several measures.
Part of measures taken by Facebook recently is deleting accounts allegedly controlled by Russian media.
Facebook said on Tuesday it had deleted hundreds of the Russian accounts and pages associated with a “troll factory” indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 U.S. election campaign.
However, Russian authorities aren’t finding it funny. They have accused Facebook of censorship.
On Thursday, the Kremlin said Facebook’s removal of accounts controlled by various Russian media was a hostile move that smacked of censorship.
When asked about Facebook’s move, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov agreed with a questioner from one of the affected media outlets that it was a hostile step which smacked of censorship.
“Yes it is, we are of course following this and we regret it,” Peskov told a conference call with newsmen.
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