Facebook Removes the Page of Ukraine's Neo-Nazi Battalion Azov

Azov still has a page on the Russian-run VKontakte social network

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Originally appeared at Russkaya Vesna. Translated by 'Systemic' at Off Guardian

On Tuesday, July 7, the official page of [volunteer battalion] “Azov” in the social network Facebook was deleted by the administration. This was reported by Azov’s press service in the [Russian] social network “VKontakte”.

“On July 7 at 13:30 the official page of the regiment” Azov “on Facebook, called “Special battalion ‘Azov’ – new page” was removed by the administration of the social network without notice. It is unknown what caused the removal of th

The page, which has more than 50,000 readers subscribing to it. At the moment, we are trying to find out the reasons for the blocking and deleting of the pages, “- said the press service department.

At the same time, the social network Facebook did not delete the page “Azov.Training camp”, although this page has not been updated for a long time, the last message from the regiment being dated May 14.

Note that on Facebook pages are usually removed by the administration if they systematically violate the basic rules of the social network: promoting racial intolerance or ethnicity, are used for the illegal sale of goods or relate to the spread of pornography.

Recall that earlier in the US House of Representatives the soldiers of the regiment “Azov” were accused of having a neo-Nazi orientation. […]

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