Facebook, Twitter Limit Ads During Russian Invasion of Ukraine

A person checks a smartphone for data whereas taking shelter in a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday.
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Facebook dad or mum Meta and fellow social media big Twitter reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with pronouncements Friday about advertisements on their respective platforms. Meta stated Russian state media would not be allowed to run advertisements, and Twitter stated that for now, it is halting advertisements in Ukraine and Russia.”We at the moment are prohibiting Russian state media from working advertisements or monetizing on our platform wherever on the planet,”  Facebook’s head of safety coverage, Nathaniel Gleicher, stated in a tweet. “We additionally proceed to use labels to further Russian state media. These adjustments have already begun rolling out and can proceed into the weekend.” Meanwhile, the Twitter Safety account tweeted that Twitter is “briefly pausing ads in Ukraine and Russia to make sure vital public security data is elevated and advertisements do not detract from it.”Meta’s transfer adopted a partial block on entry to Facebook in Russia after the nation’s communications regulator claimed the social community had censored some Russian media.On Saturday, Twitter tweeted by its help account that “we conscious that Twitter is being restricted for some folks in Russia and are working to maintain our service secure and accessible.” Gleicher tweeted on Thursday that Meta had arrange “a Special Operations Center to reply in actual time” to the Ukraine disaster and had additionally launched a one-click instrument that is designed to let folks in Ukraine rapidly lock down their accounts. “When their profile is locked, individuals who aren’t their pals cannot obtain or share their profile picture or see posts on their timeline,” Gleicher stated.Twitter Safety additionally tweeted out recommendations on how customers can shield their accounts.