The CEO of Facebook and Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg has given a go ahead for the apps in some countries to make an exception for violent-related statements against Vladimir Putin and Russian soldiers.
Meta has stated that it has made allowance for some violent speech like death to the “Russian invaders,” that would usually break its rules due the invasion of Ukraine.
Although it has explained that it would not tolerate any form of personal attack against Russian soldiers.
“In light of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, we made a temporary exception for those affected by the war, to express violent sentiments toward invading armed forces,” a Meta spokesperson told the BBC.
Under the amended policy, users in countries including Russia, Ukraine, and Poland will also be able to call for the deaths of Russia’s President Putin and Belarusian President Lukashenko.
In response, Russia called on the US to stop the social media giant’s “extremist activities”.