Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google are imposing measures on content from Russian state media

Social media networks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google are imposing measures on Russian state media content.

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, is reviewing requests from several countries to completely restrict Russian official media information on its platforms. ‘A number of Russian official media stations have now been completely barred from transmitting into Ukraine,’ stated Meta’s head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher.

Twitter announced that any link shared by a user to a Russian state-media organisation’s website will automatically receive a label warning viewers that the tweet ‘links to a Russia state-affiliated media website’. Twitter also plans to ‘reduce the visibility and amplification of this content site-wide, no matter who it comes from,’ said Twitter spokesperson Trenton Kennedy.

YouTube has begun blocking Russian state media within Ukraine. YouTube also stated that it will significantly limit recommendations for Russian state media. Google and Google owned Youtube will no longer allow Russian state media stations to display adverts, as reported by CNN Business.