Nathaniel Gleicher, the head of Facebook’s cybersecurity department, said that the social network prohibits Russian state media from advertising and monetization on its platform.

He also noted that Facebook will continue to label Russian media publications with appropriate labels.

Earlier, Nick Clegg, Meta’s president for global Affairs, reported that Roskomnadzor had asked to “stop independent fact-checking and labeling of content” published by Russian media on Facebook, but Meta refused to do so. As a result, access to Facebook began to be restricted on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Clegg noted that ordinary Russians use Meta apps to express themselves and organize actions. Company wants the country’s citizens to continue communicating via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger:

“Ordinary Russians are using @Meta’s apps to express themselves and organize for action. We want them to continue to make their voices heard, share what’s happening, and organize through Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.”