Meta Platforms has clarified that it is against the company’s user rules to share a post that “calls for the death of a head of state”.
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Russia opened a criminal case agains Meta Platforms on Friday and moved to designate it as an “extremist organisation” after the social network changed its hate speech rules.
The campaign to starve Russia of technology is an unprecedented experiment, one which could drive the country in the arms of China.
Cutting some Russian banks’ access to Swift will give China the excuse to promote digital versions of its own central bank digital money in global trade and finance.
As Russian missiles rained down on Ukrainian cities, another battle was taking place online and over the airwaves.
The US on Thursday restricted exports to Russia of a broad set of US-made products as well as foreign-produced goods built with US technology.
As Ukrainian cities come under air attack from Russian forces, the country has also suffered the latest blows in an ongoing campaign of cyberattacks.
Bitcoin dropped to a more than two-week low, tumbling along with equities as escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine weighed on risk appetite.
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the US ended up in a “real shooting war” with a “major power”, it could be the result of a significant cyberattack on the country.
Russia managed to disconnect from the global Internet during tests in June and July, the RBC daily reported on Thursday, citing documents from the working group tasked with improving Russia’s Internet security.