Roskomnadzor has threatened Facebook with a lock in 2018

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Russia can block Facebook, said the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov.

According to the law on personal data store personal data Russians only in the territory of the country. In breach of Roskomnadzor is blocking these sites.

So, last year, the office has blocked the social network LinkedIn.

Roskomnadzor «well aware» that the social network very popular in Russia, Zharov said, adding that exceptions will not do.

«We will ensure that 242 law No. company Facebook was met,» he concluded.

In the Kremlin commented on the word Zharova, saying that Facebook is a commercial company that needs to earn money in accordance with Russian legislation. As stated by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin believes it is incorrect to assess the benefit or harm of social networks.

In November last year, Roskomnadzor blocked LinkedIn. This is the first case of blocking of one of the largest social networks in Russia. In March, LinkedIn announced that is not ready to eliminate the violations of Russian legislation, although I would like to resume work in the country.