Facebook started tagging state-controlled media

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Facebook started tagging state-controlled media

Their ads will be blocked

The social network Facebook began to tag publications and groups of state-controlled media. Their ads will be flagged later, the company said.

Notes that the state-owned media appeared on the page of the Russian state channel RT, the Chinese CCTV channel, and the Chinese Xinhua News Agency. In addition, the state-controlled page of the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party “People’s Daily.”

By the end of the year, closer to the US presidential election, such publications will be prohibited from advertising for users from this country. Facebook clarified that if the organization that received this label does not agree with the decision of the network, then it can appeal.

In November 2017, a law was passed in Russia, which allows recognizing foreign agents receiving funding from abroad as foreign agents. The Ministry of Justice is currently classified as “foreign agents”, in particular, “Voice of America” and the Russian-language editorial staff of the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty media corporation.
Entities in the register must periodically report on their financial activities, and also indicate in their publications that they are a “foreign agent”. Violations can result in large fines.

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