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Russian court orders seizure of $7 million in Google’s Russian funds, property – reports

(Reuters) - A Moscow court has ordered the seizure of 500 million roubles ($7 million) worth of Google's property and funds in Russia, news agencies said, in a lawsuit concerning…

Facebook owner Meta briefly blocks hashtags tied to Bucha killings

By Katie Paul (Reuters) - Facebook owner Meta Platforms briefly restricted hashtags related to civilian deaths in northern Ukraine, where bodies of people shot at close range were found in…

Russia demands Google restore access to its media YouTube channels in Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state communications regulator on Sunday said it had written to Alphabet Inc's Google and demanded that access to Russian media's YouTube channels be restored on Ukrainian…

Meta to bar Russian state media from running ads, monetizing on platform

(Reuters) - Meta Platforms Inc is barring Russian state media from running ads or monetizing on its platform anywhere in the world, the parent company of social media giant Facebook…

Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Facebook has paid 17 million roubles ($229,643) in fines owed in Russia for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday,…

Analysis-Rohingya lawsuit against Facebook a ‘wake-up call’ for social media

By Rina Chandran and Avi Asher-Schapiro BANGKOK/LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A landmark lawsuit by Rohingya refugees against Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, is a "wake-up call"…

Belarusian KGB set up fake social media accounts to inflame migrant crisis, Meta says

By Matthias Williams KYIV (Reuters) - Facebook's parent company Meta has linked the Belarusian KGB to the setting up of dozens of fake social media accounts of people posing as…

Meta denies Kazakh claim of exclusive access to Facebook’s content reporting system

ALMATY (Reuters) - Facebook owner Meta Platforms on Tuesday denied a claim by the Kazakh government that it had been granted exclusive access to the social network's content reporting system.…