Last December, a prominent Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov visited a World War II museum in Svolvaer, Norway. Among other things, Christmas balls decorated with swastikas and portraits of Nazi leaders caught his attention. He took some photographs and shared them on Facebook. Several months later, these photographs were reported to Facebook moderators, and Adagamov’s account was blocked for a month for inappropriate content and violation of terms of service.
In July, another prominent Russian blogger, Maxim Kononenko, learned that Facebook appeared to be blocking anyone who used the word khokhol in their status updates. The word is a mildly derogatory term …read more