Russian state owned news outlet Russian Times, RT, was blocked from posting on its Fabebook page for 20 hours before Facebook lifted the ban. Originally the ban was suppose to last until Saturday, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration. The reason that was given for the ban was that RT had sent copyright protected material on its Facebook page, claims Facebook.
However, when RT contacted the complainer, Current Time TV, they stated that they had never sent a complaint.
"Current Time TV claimed it had "not sent any complaints regarding RT or any other organizations in connection with the live feed," RT writes on its website.
During the time RT’s rights were blocked, it did not receive any emails from Facebook to its page administrators.
Once the restrictions had been lifted, Facebook told RT in an email that "the reasons behind the temporary block of certain functions are being determined."
Another US digital platform, Twitter-based news-breaking service Dataminr, has moved to deny service to RT with immediate effect. No official explanation behind the decision has been given by Dataminr, a company which cooperates with news agencies around the world, writes RT.
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