Russia, Facebook at war

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    The Kremlin on Thursday said Facebook’s removal of accounts controlled by various Russian media was a hostile move that smacked of censorship.
    Facebook said on Tuesday it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a “troll factory” indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 U.S. election campaign.
    When asked about Facebook’s move, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov agreed with a questioner from one of the affected media outlets that it was a hostile step which smacked of censorship.
    “Yes it is, we are of course following this and we regret it,” Peskov told a conference call with newsmen.

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