Facebook Angers Russian Dissidents by Blocking Protest Page

December 23, 2014 8:00 AM

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Facebook has waded into a political controversy in Russia after it blocked a page promoting a demonstration in favor of prominent opposition figure Aleksei A. Navalny.

The social networking site acquiesced to the request of the Russian government’s Internet monitor Roskomnadzor Saturday after the event site attracted more than 12,000 attendees, New York Times reports.

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