Facebook has until the end of 2018 to comply with Russia’s data storage law, or be banned like messenger service Telegram or professional networking website LinkedIn.
Russia plans to ban Facebook if the social network fails to comply with the soviet’s data storage law by the end of 2018.
The cointry has already banned Telegram and LinkedIn for similar offences.
The law requires all social networks to move data on Russian users to Russia. Facebook is also obliged to remove all prohibited information, according to the head of Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor, Aleksandr Zharov.
“If none of [the steps are taken by Facebook] or some of this is not fulfilled, or the Russian state is not informed of the intention to do so, then obviously there will be a question of blocking,” Zharov told Izvestia daily.