Russian special services blocked Ukrainian activists in Facebook during annexation of Crimea

The Russian special services found the pro-Ukrainian activists and complained about their messages claiming that the posts contain the pornography

21:19, 12 October 2017

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Russia used the rules of the Facebook to block the pro-Ukrainian comments and gain the lead in the information space during the annexation of Crimea. It is stated at the footage of the American TV Channel MSNBC citing the publication of The Daily Beast.

According to the journalists, the Russian special services found the pro-Ukrainian activists and complained about their messages claiming that the posts contain the pornography or any other forbidden content.

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Such complaints appeared hundreds of times and led to the block of the account.

'This way Facebook helped the Russian governance to suppress the opposition towards Russia while the invasion took place', the footage said.

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Former Assistant of the Secretary State of the US on Strategic Digital Technologies Moyra Vellan confirmed this information.

'It is 100% truth. Many of us tried to help the colleagues in Ukraine, Georgia and other places. Facebook just did not respond to the requests', she said.

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Founder of the Facebook Mark Zuckerberg said that the workers from Dublin moderate the social network and they possess the language of the message in May 2015.

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'There were the questions that the messages written by the Ukrainians moderated by the Russians while there is a conflict between Ukraine and Russia. But it does not correspond to the reality; we do not have the Russian office. Everyone who thinks that moderation comes from the Russian office by the anti-Ukrainian moderators are wrong', he emphasized.

Zuckerberg reported that Russia could influence the elections through the Facebook in September 2017.