"I know this is tough for everyone, and I’m especially sorry to those impacted,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The social media giant was fined for violations of data privacy laws related to information about children on Instagram.
Parent company Meta said it plans to consult its oversight board on whether deleting coronavirus misinformation is still "appropriate".
The move signals a massive internal power shift at Meta.
The state prosecutor’s office accused corporate owner Meta of “inciting hatred and enmity towards the citizens of the Russian Federation”.