Goodbye Facebook Revolutions? Page Supporting Putin Critic Blocked

December 21, 2014 2:06 AM

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Goodbye Facebook Revolutions? Page Supporting Putin Critic Blocked

A page urging Russians to attend a rally in support of opposition leader Alexey Navalny was unavailable after Russia's media watchdog reportedly requested that Facebook take it down because it promoted an unauthorized mass gathering.

On Friday, Navalny was in court facing what he says are trumped up corruption charges aimed at silencing Putin's opponents. Prosecutors are seeking to put him in prison for 10 years. During his closing argument, Navalny issued a stinging rebuke of Putin's government.

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