Anti-gay Russian lawmaker, Vitaly Milonov, is at it again. This time he has set his sights on Facebook over the Pride profile pictures, that have been spreading over the social media service like wildfire.
If you’ve been using Facebook at all over the last few days, you will have seen a ton of rainbow profile pictures to celebrate Pride, as well as the US Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of same-sex marriage which made it legal in all 50 states.
Milonov’s issue, according to comments he made via Russian radio, are that apparently Facebook are guilty of promoting homosexuality to underage users.
“It is a crude violation of Russian legislation. Facebook has no age limits, it is impossible to control how many minors are there. That is why it would be completely normal to pull the plug on Facebook in Russia.”
He even went on to say that he would be appealing to Roskomnadzor, which is essentially Russia’s equivalent of Ofcom. If that doesn’t work, he won’t stop there, he will go to the Russian security service, and even President Putin himself in order to see Facebook taken down.
“Any normal person would not leave this unnoticed. If Roskomnadzor does then they play on the side of those who wish harm to our homeland.”