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Facebook Parent Says Users Can’t Post Calls to Assassinate Putin

  • Nick Clegg clarified revised content policies in internal post
  • Russia has blocked Facebook and Instagram in recent weeks
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Russia Moves Toward Isolated Internet, Bans Facebook, Twitter

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. clarified on Sunday that it is against the company’s user rules to share a post that “calls for the death of a head of state” -- likely a reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Last week, Facebook temporarily relaxed its policies so that Ukrainian users could post threats of violence against the Russian military, which invaded its neighbor in late February. The change led to some public confusion as to what was allowed, and what was not, on Facebook and Instagram.