Roskomnadzor, the media regulatory or censor’s board of Russia government led by Vladimir Putin has clarified on Friday why the government blocked one of the world social media giants, Facebook.
The Russia state censor’s board accused Facebook of freedom of speech violations following the blocking and stopping of monetization to several media outlets in Russia.
It would be recalled Facebook was of the leading organizations to place sanctions on Russia Media due to the social media perceived fake news reportage by the Russia Media in the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Information from Moscow, the Russia state capital indicated that all media houses, online and other outlets are restricted by the Russia government from describing Russia soldiers invasion on Ukraine as “War on Ukraine”.
It was gathered that most media in Russia have been reporting Russian soldiers continued war in Ukraine as a defensive campaign against Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin while declaring war on Ukraine last two Thursday described the campaign as a “Special Military Operations” in defense of Donbass people of Ukraine who refused to be granted Independence by the Ukrainian government for the past eight years and the continued military assault on the Donbass secessionists by Ukrainian soldiers.
Meanwhile, BBC on Friday also announced its temporary stoppage of reportage from Russia on the ground of a new law enacted by the Russia government that imposes 15 years jail term for anyone spreading information the Russia government considered to be fake news about the war on Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin led government had earlier banned and stopped the operations of two Russia Media, the Echo of Moscow radio station and Dozhd or TV Rain which observers said the two Russian media have been very critical in their reportage of the ongoing war in Ukraine.