Russia Blocks Facebook and Twitter – level 2

10-03-2022 15:00

People in Russia can’t use Facebook and Twitter. The Russian government blocked the social media websites on Friday. It said that there was fake news about the war in Ukraine.

Russian state media posted information about the war, and Facebook checked if the information was true. It wasn’t true, and Facebook said it openly. The Russian government didn’t like it, and it blocked Facebook and Twitter, too. Russians couldn’t get information from some Western websites and social media. It meant that they could only see what Russian state media said.

The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyi used social media to speak to Russian people about the war. Now, it was more difficult to change Russian people’s opinions about the war.

Difficult words: fake news (false news or stories which change what people think about someone or something), state media (TV, radio, or news agencies that a government of a country directly controls), opinion (an idea which a person has about something).

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