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Kremlin Blocks Access to Facebook, Citing ‘Discrimination against Russian Media’

Posted on AllSides March 4th, 2022
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(Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

Russia’s state media regulator, Roskomnadzor, announced Friday it will block access to the social media platform, just over a week after Russia first invaded Ukraine. The regulator claimed Facebook violated federal law by restricting access to the accounts of several state propaganda sites.

Asked about the agency’s decision during a press briefing on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration is “deeply concerned” about Russia’s decision to cut off its citizens’ access to Facebook.

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