AWS, Google Cloud and Meta supported Ukraine
Cloud service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS), data storage service Google Cloud, and the American multinational holding company Meta Platforms Inc., which owns Facebook and Instagram, came out in support of Ukraine because of the Russian invasion.
AWS blocked the ability to register new accounts from the territory of Russia and Belarus. The company also added that AWS does not have data centres or offices in the Russian Federation, and the company does not conduct any business with the Russian government.
Google Cloud made a similar statement. The service stopped registering new users from the Russian Federation. But Google emphasized that the policy does not apply to users from Belarus.
Meta banned users from Russia from placing ads on their websites. In addition, according to the BBC, the company has temporarily allowed users in some countries to post on Facebook and Instagram calls for violence against Vladimir Putin, Oleksandr Lukashenko and the Russian military.
Meta spokesman Andy Stone wrote on Twitter that the company has temporarily allowed some offensive language, such as “death to Russian occupiers,” which tends to violate its rules.
Death calls for the leaders of the Russian Federation and Belarus are allowed if they do not contain other goals or do not contain data on the place and method.
At the same time, Stone stressed that calls for violence against Russians, if the message mentions an invasion of Ukraine, are allowed. But such calls against ordinary Russians will still be considered a violation of the hate speech policy.
On February 24, Russia carried out a paramilitary invasion of Ukraine on several fronts, shelling Kharkiv, Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, Vinnytsia and other cities of various calibres.
The Ukrainian army is holding back the invasion of the enemy. From the hottest spots, the civilian population is trying to evacuate to other cities or even countries.
The world community organized to help the refugees and the Ukrainian army. Only the crypto community has transferred billions of dollars to help Ukrainians.
The BTC-Alpha team together with trusted volunteer communities created a charity fund ‘‘Alpha for Ukraine’. You can make a donation to help everyone in Ukraine who needs medicines, humanitarian aid and to support the defence of the country.