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Russia bans Facebook, Instagram

A 3D printed Facebook’s new rebrand logo Meta is placed on laptop keyboard in this illustration taken on November 2, 2021. Photo: Reuters

A Russian court on Monday has banned Facebook and Instagram in the country after finding Meta Platforms Inc “extremist”.

According to Reuters, Russia has already banned Facebook for restricting access to Russian media while Instagram was blocked after Meta said it would allow social media users in Ukraine to post messages urging violence against Russian President Vladimir Putin and troops Moscow sent into Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Writing by Muzha Kucha