January 22, 2022
Facebook’s ban of Sputnik Arabic’s posting option is beyond the pale, say international observers, outlining how toxic the 17-year-old social media platform has become.
Facebook blocked the posting option for the Sputnik Arabic account on Friday, saying that the measure was taken due to the account’s “potential non-compliance” with platform policies. Facebook Concierge Support moderators did not provide a specific reason for the move. The Sputnik Arabic account has never been blocked since it became operational in 2015, although a handful of posts have been marked as “violating community standards”.