A lot of American corporations have been doing their part to put the squeeze on Russia: Starbucks and McDonald’s have ceased operations in the country, Apple is no longer selling products there, and so on. Corporations are doing their part to stand with Ukraine.
Facebook and Instagram want to get in on the action too, and Reuters reports that content moderators in some countries will let calls for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers slide. Calls for the death of Vladimir Putin are OK, too.
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 10, 2022
Facebook owner Meta is also temporarily allowing some posts that call for death to Russian President Putin or Belarusian President Lukashenko in countries including Russia, Ukraine and Poland, according to internal emails to its content moderators https://t.co/0joPML3sxw
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 10, 2022
“As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules like violent speech such as ‘death to the Russian invaders.’ We still won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement.
The calls for the leaders’ deaths will be allowed unless they contain other targets or have two indicators of credibility, such as the location or method, one email said, in a recent change to the company’s rules on violence and incitement.
So you can blow off steam, but posting the method by which you’d kill Putin would violent the company’s rules.
you have got to be kidding me
— nic (slowed and reverb) (@nic__carter) March 10, 2022
I'm from Russia and I can't believe it's written here
— Superorganism (@SemanticSingle) March 10, 2022
I had to read it twice… just couldn't believe. This is a new level of low
— NecuDaSutim (@NSutim) March 10, 2022
There's no longer any excuse as to why Trump is banned from social media.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 10, 2022
— Rae McCray (@raemickrae) March 10, 2022
I guess I'll be getting my defense….gear out.
— No_Gods_No_Masters (@Vedran72593717) March 10, 2022
"Emails also showed that Meta would allow praise of the right-wing Azov battalion, which is normally prohibited, in a change first reported by The Intercept."
— Steve W (@StevenGWalker74) March 10, 2022
I had to read the title 3 times to make sense of it. And the story is more crazy “Emails also showed that Meta would allow praise of the right-wing Azov battalion, which is normally prohibited” this world has gone crazy.
— george zimba (@geo_z) March 10, 2022
The pimples that made this decision have never seen violence in their lives.
— Chef Andrew Gruel (@ChefGruel) March 10, 2022
i truly hope this is as fake as the rest of your articles
— Waro (@warobusiness) March 10, 2022
Completely normal behavior in a healthy society
— Tarnished Bruteshot (@MrBruteshot) March 10, 2022
Every time you think you've reached the floor, they find a new bottom.
— SD (@StupiDucker) March 10, 2022
That should work out swimmingly
— Keith, not Kevin (@GnarveyH) March 10, 2022
This is extremely sinister, I've no doubt that Facebook see this as a way to test some algorithm out or to develop one.
— Kieran Burke (@KmBriste) March 10, 2022
When the conflict is settled, and how it’s settled, we wonder how Facebook will put the old rules back into place.
Babylon Bee’s satirical post about trans woman Jeopardy! champ has been yanked by Facebook for violating ‘Community Standards on hate speech’ https://t.co/HVStdIQFvZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 21, 2022