Head of russian communication agency: we WILL block Facebook if they won't comply
Following his crusade against Telegram in which steemit.com fell as a collateral damage head of Russian Commnication agency (Roscomnadzor) Zharov gave a large interview to government newspaper Izvestia.
Besides apology to his own actions against the constitution, freedom of speech and common sence, blaming Telegram and Pavel Durov for Roscomnadzor blocking of third-party websites he dropped a few words considering possible future block on Facebook.
Till the end of 2018 we will carry a check of the [Facebook] there are a few demands that must be satisfied: russian citizens' personal data localization on russian-based service, detetion of prohibited information and other law enforcing means. If facebook not complying, we will raise a question of blocks.
On 16-17 of April 2018 Roscomnadzor blocked 6 millions of Amazon IPs which is roughly half of company's pool. They try to force Amazon and Google to deny Pavel Durov's messenger a hosting services as they did to Zello internet walkie-talkie service which was used by protesters to coordinate their actions.