Russian media outlet RT was banned from posting videos, photos, and links to its main Facebook page for about 24 hours and no one — including Facebook — seems to know the exact reason why.
"Current Time made no complaint to Facebook," Daisy Sindelar, acting director of Current Time, told BuzzFeed News.
RT's head of social media, Ivor Crotty, said on Twitter that the ban could have could have been the result of "a misplaced live-rights strike."
The Facebook outage came as RT reported that another American company was denying it service. The Russian broadcaster said Twitter breaking news tool Dataminr had shut off its access.
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