Zuckerberg rejects claims of ‘Russian trolls' silencing Ukrainian bloggers on Facebook (Video)

16:05, 15 May 2015
Ukraine
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected claims that the social media site allows “Russian trolls” to silence Ukrainian Internet activists who write about the Donbas conflict.

Zuckerberg stood by his company’s decision to ban some postings, mentioning that a few posts may have tripped the rule of not posting overtly hateful content or that containing ethnic slurs or inciting violence, Ukraine Today reports.

Over 45,000 Ukrainian users appealed to Facebook founder to consider a more effective management of Ukrainian segment of the social network, while Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko asked about the possibility for Facebook to open an office in Ukraine.

Zuckerberg replied during a Q&A session that such idea might be considered in future.

Facebook founder also stressed that there is no such thing as the “Russian office” which moderates Ukrainian content, adding that such work is done out of an office in Dublin, Ireland, by native speakers.

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