The move, which was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov, comes in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats over
the Sergei Skripal poisoning case in Britain. Russia has also promised
to expel embassy officials from other countries.
move is seen as an assertion of dominance from the social network,
which in recent years has consolidated its power over an increasingly
intimate level of detail about its users' lives — and wants advertisers
to pay for its expertise.