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Ukraine invasion: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pause Russian state media ads

The three major social networks will not allow state-owned Russian media outlets to advertise on their platforms

February 27, 2022 / 11:46 AM IST
A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine. (Image: AP)

A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine. (Image: AP)

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have announced blocking ads run by state-backed Russian media outlets on their platforms following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as the West prepared for a new set of sanctions against Moscow.


The head of security policy at Meta, formerly Facebook, Nathaniel Gleicher said the social network was "prohibiting Russian state media from running ads or monetizing on our platform anywhere in the world."


Meta also rolled out a one-click tool for people in Ukraine that would let them lock their profiles, so only friends can see their posts, photos and stories.

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