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Facebook limited access to Tyzhden.ua’s page because of column by Yuriy Makarov

27.05.2017, 20:25

On May 2, Facebook limited for 24 hours access to the page of the online media outlet Tyzhden.ua because of the column by Yuriy Makarov. This was reported of the media outlet’s page on Facebook.

“Friends, yesterday (May 2 – ed.) our page was operating erratically, as Facebook limited for the SMM manager of Tyzhden.ua access to the page’s account because of the column by Yuriy Makarov (earlier, Facebook deleted it)”, the message read.

The column “Presumption of Moskal” was published on the website on April 28. In it, Makarov  described the discussion that emerged under the Facebook post of his wife Svitlana Fesenko. Svitlana shared her experience of visiting a cemetery and seeing numerous fresh graves of Ukrainian military perished in Donbas in a “short, tearful post with a refrain “Kill moskal!”, reports Tyzhden.ua.

The post elicited a heated discussion, and was deleted by the social network’s administration as containing “hate speech”.

The media outlet pointed out, the column was actively discussed and shared in social networks. In particular, on Facebook only it was shared four thousand times. Many users report they were banned for a week because of comments under Makarov’s post with a link to the column published in Tyzhden.

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