Russia Blocks Facebook and Twitter – level 3

10-03-2022 15:00

On Friday, the Russian government blocked nationwide access to social media platforms Facebook and Twitter over spreading fake news about the war in Ukraine, according to the government.

The Russian government asked Facebook to remove several fact-checks from recent Russian state media posts. Facebook refused, and as a result, the government began controlling the service and blocking access to Western websites and digital platforms. This made it impossible for important Russians to express their dissatisfaction with the war.

These blocks also stop any direct appeals to the public like the Ukrainian president made to the Russian people, as he wanted to erode their support for Russia’s invasion.

Difficult words: fact check (confirming the truth of something said or written), appeal (a serious or urgent request), erode (to gradually destroy).

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