Facebook to Temporarily Allow Calls for Violence Against Russians, Praise for Azov

"In a temporary change to its hate speech policy"

Meta Platforms will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion, according to internal emails seen by Reuters on Thursday, in a temporary change to its hate speech policy.

The social media company is also temporarily allowing some posts that call for death to Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in countries including Russia, Ukraine and Poland, according to internal emails to its content moderators.

“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.

The temporary policy changes on calls for violence to Russian soldiers apply to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine, according to one email.

In the email recently sent to moderators, Meta highlighted a change in its hate speech policy pertaining both to Russian soldiers and to Russians in the context of the invasion.

“We are issuing a spirit-of-the-policy allowance to allow T1 violent speech that would otherwise be removed under the Hate Speech policy when: (a) targeting Russian soldiers, EXCEPT prisoners of war, or (b) targeting Russians where it’s clear that the context is the Russian invasion of Ukraine (e.g., content mentions the invasion, self-defense, etc.),” it said in the email.

“We are doing this because we have observed that in this specific context, ‘Russian soldiers’ is being used as a proxy for the Russian military. The Hate Speech policy continues to prohibit attacks on Russians,” the email stated.

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.

Meta spokesman Joe Osborne previously said the company was “for the time being, making a narrow exception for praise of the Azov Regiment strictly in the context of defending Ukraine, or in their role as part of the Ukraine National Guard.”

Source: Reuters

  1. James says

    Communist woketards making (or breaking) the rules up as they go along. What else is new?

  2. anon says

    Who gives a flying f*ck what the senior goblins at facetard ‘allow on their platform’ if you haven’t seen through the hypocrisy of it all… you never will… and anyone using it should call for their own execution.. or euthanise themselves as a matter of principal..and humanity… Darpa-net lifelog isn’t your ‘friend’ and doesn’t really ‘like’ you at all…


    1. iconoclast says

      bravo!! f*ckedbook, twatter et al are simply vehicles of transmission for the “empire of lies” to entertain the brain-dead plebs who are oblivious to their own gov’t’s heinous deeds against them.

  3. ken says

    Yes,,, it is possible to spew hate to those we have directed you to hate. Anyone see how fast the new generations can go from one hate to another. In less than 48 hours Americans went from hating and wanting dead the unvaxxed to hating and wanting dead Russians. The obedience of today’s spinless generations is testament to the mind blowing indoctrination success of the pubic skool system.

    Whatever ‘authority’ says… obey.

    1. Steve Kastl says

      Very frightening, the lack of critical thinking in most USA citizens. They are brainwashed daily with pro war propaganda. I visited the DPRK several years ago and realized that the people of the DPRK have 90% LESS propaganda they we in the USA have. Jews who follow the cultist Talmud, want war after war for profit, and these cultists run the USA government and all major corporations. Get cultists out of our government and corporate boards of directors.

      1. Jerôme says

        You are absolutely right! I call them ZIONAZIS!

  4. nnn says

    Facebook sided with Nazi scum

    1. Mr Reynard says

      Say ?? Did you expected different from Shitberger Shitbook ??

  5. Steve Ginn says

    When will the zionazis at Farcebook decide to allow people to wish death and destruction on the perverted Khazarian thieves and murderers who have invaded Palestine? Two faced Yid fucks!

    1. Jerôme says

      And the AshkeNazi scumbags too, claim to be an ASH in WW2, but are the only NAZI survivors…

  6. Jerôme says

    Zionazi jew Zuckerberg,aka Süss, hate himself and wants to be beaten to death as an answer to his yiddish snake hissing….

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