Russian government plans to restrict access to Facebook

The Russian government has announced through its internet regulatory agency, Roskomnadzor, that it will begin to partially restrict access to Facebook. The report further stated that Russia decided to implement the measures after Facebook, through its parent company Meta, put its own restrictions on four Russian state-linked media outlets: the television network Zvezda, the news agency RIA Novosti, and the websites and The measure to restrict access to Facebook has raised concerns for freedom of expression in these times since ‘Ordinary Russians are using Meta’s apps to express themselves and organize for action.’