Russian media watchdog files request with Facebook over Chechen Head’s account blocking
The agency promised to take measures if Facebook does not explain the blocking of Kadyrov's pages in social networks.
The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) filed a request to Facebook asking to explain the reason for blocking accounts of Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov in Facebook and Instagram, Interfax reports.
The agency promised to take measures if Facebook does not explain the blocking of Kadyrov's pages in social networks. The same demand was made by head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications Leonid Levin. In addition, today, Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolay Nikiforov criticized Facebook.
He called the blocking of the pages "a vivid example of double standards", which occurred as a result of "unilateral politically motivated actions on the part of individual states."
The Minister came to the conclusion: the incident demonstrated that "the Internet is not out of politics" and it is necessary "to adopt an international document so that we have a legal foundation."
Facebook, which owns both social networks, has no commented on Kadyrov's accounts deletion. The Head of Chechnya noted that the pages were deleted soon after the US included him in the Magnitsky List.
According to Medialogiya for August 2017, Kadyrov had the most popular social networks among all heads of regions.
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