Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram will permit users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and their soldiers for their invasion of Ukraine. The Meta platform is also temporarily allowing some posts that call for the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Normally violent speeches would be termed as a violation of the rules but temporary allowance has been made for forms of political expression against Russian invaders. However, permission is not granted for violent speeches against civilians.
Emails also showed that Meta would allow praise of the right wing Azov battalion which is normally prohibited. Meta spokesman Joe Osborne said that 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.”