Social networks Facebook and Instagram, owned by Meta, have blocked targeted ads for Russian users. Facebook announced late Friday that it would no longer allow Russian advertisers to ” create or run ads anywhere in the world, including in Russia .” In the settings of Facebook and Instagram advertising campaigns, it is no longer possible to select Russia as a region for displaying promoted publications.
On the same day, Roskomnadzor announced the blocking of Facebook in Russia in response to the social network’s restriction of access to some Russian media. However, users from Russia have complained about problems with access to the Facebook platform before .
“As a result of the decision of the Russian government to block access to Facebook in the Russian Federation, millions of ordinary Russians will soon find themselves cut off from reliable information, deprived of their daily ways of connecting with family and friends, and deprived of the opportunity to speak out,” Facebook commented on the decision of the regulator.
Recall that the restriction by the American social network of access to certain Russian media falls under the article of the Federal Law No. to counter violations of the key principles of the free flow of information and unhindered access for users from Russia to Russian media on foreign websites.
We also note that Google, Twitter and Snapchat have previously limited advertising in Russia.
A source: The Verge