Facebook has restored RT’s ability to post content to its page on the social network, following an as yet unexplained blackout that lasted for some 20 hours. RT’s rights to share such content as live streams, images and videos with its over 4 million followers on its Facebook page were restored on Thursday. The ban was put in place on Wednesday evening

Moscow time, shortly after RT’s broadcast of Barack Obama’s final press conference as president. Facebook’s restriction to allow RT to post text content only was apparently linked to live-streaming rights. RT was streaming the Obama press conference broadcast from an AP direct feed, to which it is officially subscribed. The agency has confirmed to RT the issue “must have been… on [Facebook’s] end.” READ MORE