Russia limits what soldiers may post on social media

In February 2019, after investigative journalists used social media posts to investigate the country's hidden role in conflicts such as those in Ukraine and Syria, Russia began moving to ban its soldiers from posting any information that would expose their whereabouts or their role in the military. The ban would include photographs, video, geolocation data, and other information, and prohibit soldiers from sharing information about other soldiers and their relatives.

Writer: Tom Balmforth; Ivan Nechepurenko

Publication: Reuters; New York Times

Publication date: 2019-02-13; 2019-02-19