Facebook and Twitter respond to Russian operation in Ukraine — Analysis

Facebook and Twitter said on Saturday they were barring Russian state-linked media from running ads or making money off of their platforms in response to Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine.

Nathaniel Gleicher, the head of policy security at Meta, Facebook’s parent company, said “Russian state media”They were outlawed from “running ads or monetizing on our platform anywhere in the world.”

Twitter claimed it was “temporarily pausing advertisements in Ukraine and Russia to ensure critical public safety information is elevated and ads don’t detract from it.”

Google previously claimed that it had blocked Russian state-owned media companies from making money through ads on its websites, apps, and YouTube. “extraordinary circumstances in Ukraine.”

“We’re actively monitoring new developments and will take further steps if necessary,”Michael Aciman, the spokesman added some words to the statement. He was quoted in several media outlets. The spokesman specifically mentioned RT which is state-funded.

YouTube cuts off RT channels

YouTube stated that YouTube had also been relaunched. “restricted access to RT and a number of other channels in Ukraine,”These channels also receive fewer recommendations.

Social media platforms responded to the Russian military intervention in Ukraine that was launched Thursday. Moscow said it was defending the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics against Ukrainian forces. Vladimir Putin stated, “I seek to be a president.” “demilitarization and denazification”Without elaborating, Ukraine

Kiev stated that the attack had been completely unprovoked. It appealed for international assistance. Many countries, including the USA, Britain, EU member states, and others, imposed an avalanche of sanctions against Russia that impacted its banking and commerce. Many European nations have closed their airspace for Russian passenger airlines.

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