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Facebook Accused of Restricting Free Speech By a Putin Aide


No-one can accuse the Russians of lacking a sense of irony.
Senior officials are urging their countrymen to abandon Facebook in favor of domestic social media, saying that the latter offer greater freedom of speech, after Mark Zuckerberg’s firm deleted a string of posts containing a slang Russian term for Ukrainians.
The news agency ITAR-TASS reported Igor Shchegolev, an aide to President Vladimir Putin as saying that switching to rivals like Vkontakte would help users avoid having their content blocked.
Shchegolev’s comments followed a 24-hour ban on Facebook for Maxim Ksenzov, who is deputy head of Roskomnadzor, Russia’s equivalent of the Federal Communications …read more

Source: Time

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