Russian social networks try to court Russian users who have opted for American websites. (VKontakte is sometimes represented as a cartoon dog.) Image by Kevin Rothrock.
In the latest episode of Facebook’s drama with users in Russia and Ukraine, the network suspended accounts and deleted several posts belonging to a handful of prominent pro-Kremlin bloggers, as well as a high-ranking Russian state official. After a wave of complaints from Russian liberal oppositionists and Ukrainian users (including an appeal from Ukrainian Petro Poroshenko himself), it’s now the other side’s turn to protest Facebook’s apparent political bias.
The tension hasn’t been lost on other …read more
Source: Global Voices