Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Zuckerberg says no to Poroshenko

Zuckerberg says no to Poroshenko

Petro Poroshenko appealed to the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg some days ago and asked him to open a social network office in Ukraine. Mark responded to him. He said that the company can not do it at the time, as Facebook opens its offices only in countries with high marketing activity and where there is a need for local sales managers. He noted that an office in Ukraine is only possible in the long term. Mark Zuckerberg also explained why the Ukrainian users' posts often turn out to be blocked. According to him, the majority of such publications violated Facebook terms. They carried calls for violence based on racial, ethnic, social or any other intolerance. What the terms are these? And are they stated in the official documents? 

Anton Sergo, "Internet and the law" project founder:

"Of course there are no official bounds from one hand. From another hand, the network has right to lay down the rules for the network use. What about the information warfare that currently takes place, the war is going on and there are a lot of injured, mainly headcases. It also takes place and thus, the activity and aggressiveness of the citizens, both Russian and Ukrainian erupt into the same social network where it is seen. But as for some regulations, there are none of such, as I have stated. But the owner of the social network has right to define its policy. There may be some political component, related to the possibility of Russia to slightly influence the Facebook policy here from one hand. From another hand, it is clear that America is the key "influencer" as the company is registered and situated there. But there have been active actions on posts and users blockage within these and those mass networks from Russia and Ukraine as well."