Meta took a stand by allowing posts calling for violence to oppose Russia's current military actions as an expression of free speech, and it's no surprise that Russia has banned both Facebook and Instagram services within the country. Even with the clarification that they can't be posts calling for Putin's death this means that any users with an Oculus cannot log into their devices or access most of their libraries. This is also atop Meta not directly selling any Quests directly to that region of the world, so Quest users that paid above market to have a VR experience are in even worse of a situation.

Like most the war in Ukraine has been in our faces for the past week and had us thinking a lot about access, and though we're thinking heavily about it and other atrocities we will try not to have that become too large a focus of the newsletter. There is more going on in the world, some of it fairly good news, that we'll try to continue sharing as we all contemplate just how connected we all are.

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