Russia says Meta, Google should be held responsible for ‘inciting war’

Russian officials said that the major U.S. tech companies Meta and Google should be held responsible for “inciting war” amid its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reported

Russia’s Foreign Ministry suggested on Tuesday that a system should be created to hold Western tech companies accountable for “inciting war” 

Google and Meta are among the few tech companies that are facing possible restrictive measures in Russia after failing to open offices and apply other measures that are required by the country’s communication law, according to Reuters.

Russia’s state communications agency also demanded tech companies stop discriminating against Russian media in Europe, according to the report.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began last week, has led to a series of international sanctions against Moscow. U.S. companies in a variety of sectors have moved to end business with Russia.

Ukrainian citizens are fleeing the country amid the invasion, and many inside and outside Ukraine are seeking to communicate through services that are intended to ensure their privacy.

The United Nations’ refugee agency shared on Monday that more than 500,000 Ukrainian citizens have fled the country since the invasion.

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