Facebook Blocked RT’s Project Over Need To Disclose Data

Facebook has explained its blocking of a page of RT’s video project by the demand to disclose information about their parent company.

RT Chief Editor Margarita Simonyan said earlier that Facebook had blocked a page related to one of the TV channel’s projects dubbed In the Now. The pages could have been shut down at CNN’s request, which accused RT of concealing its links to the Kremlin.

“People connecting with Pages shouldn’t be misled about who’s behind them. For example, we’re now rolling out in phases an update to Pages with large audiences to include information about the primary countries they’re managed from. Since this feature isn’t live yet for all, we’ll be reaching out to admins of these Pages to ask that they disclose this additional information and their affiliation with their parent company to get back on the platform,” Facebook said.

The social network noted that Facebook’s team stepped up its enforcement of coordinated inauthentic behavior and financially motivated spam over the past year.