RT have announced that they are currently blocked from being able to make new posts with links or share content on Facebook. They have announced they are still able to write status updates.
In the meantime they have urged everyone to follow them on Twitter at @rt_com as they experience the downtime in sharing content on Facebook.
The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:25pm Moscow time (2:25pm EST) and will extend across US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, RT said.
A misplaced live streaming rights strike during RT’s broadcast of President Obama’s final press conference seems to have triggered the ban.
— Ivor Crotty (@IvorCrotty) January 19, 2017
RT’s Head of Social media, Ivor Crotty, said “the live-rights strike seems to be part of an algorithmic failure to acknowledge rights acquired by broadcasters, and we hope it will be resolved in the short term.”