February 8, 2018 / 9:28 AM / 4 months ago

Russian watchdog says to examine Facebook in second half

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Thursday it would carry out an audit into Facebook’s compliance with Russian legislation in the second half of the year.

A Facebook logo is seen at the Facebook Gather conference in Brussels, Belgium January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Alexander Zharov, head of Roskomnadzor, met Facebook executives in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the company’s compliance with Russian law, the watchdog said in a statement.

Reporting by Maria Kiseleva; writing by Polina Nikolskaya; editing by Jason Neely

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