Brendan O’Neill Brendan O’Neill

The double standards of Facebook’s ‘death to Russians’ policy

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So, Facebook and Instagram users are now allowed to call for people to be killed. But only if the people they’re wishing death upon are Russian. If it’s Ruskies you hate so much that you feel the urge to go on social media and plead with someone to kill them, then Facebook and Instagram’s normally censorious moderators won’t bat an eyelid.

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