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Meta Will Restrict Russian State Media Across EU

Facebook parent Meta will restrict access to Russian state media on its platforms across the EU in response to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg announced Monday.
Nick Clegg speaking at a conference in 2020. Photo: Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images
Nick Clegg speaking at a conference in 2020. Photo: Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images

Facebook parent Meta will restrict access to Russian state media on its platforms across the EU in response to Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Facebook's vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg announced Monday.

Why it matters: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen a day earlier said the EU will ban Russian state media to stop their "toxic and harmful disinformation."

The big picture: "We have received requests from a number of Governments and the EU to take further steps in relation to Russian state controlled media," Clegg tweeted.

  • "Given the exceptional nature of the current situation, we will be restricting access to RT and Sputnik across the EU at this time."

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