OREANDA-NEWS Instagram Facebook, the American company Meta, which owns the social networks Facebook and Instagram, has temporarily allowed them to call for violence against the Russian military in light of Russia's "special operation" in Ukraine, but calls for brutality against civilians in the country will remain banned. This was announced by Meta representative Andy Stone on Twitter.

"We have temporarily allowed forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules, including rhetoric with cruelty, such as, for example, "death to the Russian occupiers." We will not allow calls for violence against Russian civilians," he said.

However, the Meta representative did not explain exactly how the moderation and detection of violations will be carried out with such changes in the company's policy.

Instagram Facebook and Instagram will not block users' calls for violence against Russians in some countries, as Reuters wrote with reference to the company's newsletter. It followed from Meta's emails that calls for violence are allowed when the message explicitly refers to the participants of the "special operation" in Ukraine. According to the agency, the changes in the company's policy will extend to Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Georgia, Romania, Slovakia and Estonia.

According to the agency, the company will also not remove death calls addressed to the Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko in Poland, Russia and Ukraine for the time being.

Also, earlier it became known that the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko flew to Moscow. It is noted that he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the meeting on March 11, the Russian and Belarusian presidents intend to discuss issues of bilateral relations, the development of union cooperation and economic cooperation in the face of sanctions. One of the topics of their talks will also be the situation in Ukraine.

Also, it became known earlier that Twitter will mark the messages of the Belarusian state media and their leadership and limit the distribution of such messages.

"We have seen evidence that these media outlets, as well as their branches in Russia, are waging an information war and using the media and other assets they control to <...> confuse and distract the public from what is happening," Roth said.