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  • Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram for ‘extremist activities’

    The Tver court of Moscow banned Facebook and Instagram on Monday, classifying the social networks as “extremist”, TASS reported.

    The Kremlin had already blocked Facebook and Instagram following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, claiming that they allowed social media users to “urge violence against Russians”.

    Judge Olga Solopova announced she had ruled, “to satisfy the claims of the Prosecutor General’s Office to ban the activities of Meta.”

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) had reportedly …

  • Russia threatens Facebook with huge fines

    The Russian authorities continue to tighten the regulatory noose on major foreign Internet platforms, preparing the ground for the cleansing of the network space and the transition to the "Russian sovereign Internet".

    After threatening to block YouTube, the Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, announced plans to dramatically increase fines for Facebook, claiming that the Internet giant failed to comply with the Kremlin’s numerous requests to remove certain content.

    The fine for Facebook can …

  • Media: Facebook paid millions in fines for refusing to move servers to Russia

    Facebook paid several million rubles fine for refusing to move servers with Russians' personal data to Russia, RIA Novosti reports. It is noted that the decision to issue a fine of 4 million rubles ($53 million USD) was handed down by the Tagansky Court of Moscow.

    Facebook was fined under Russian law on personal data. The trial proceedings have already finished.

    The Personal Data Act, according to which all information about Russian citizens should be stored in the country, has been in force …

  • Kremlin files case against Facebook and Twitter

    Russia’s federal communications censorship agency, RosKomNadzor, has initiated an administrative case against Facebook and Twitter due to their non-compliance with Russia’s law on personal information.

    The department’s press service reported that the two social networks which, according to BR Analytics, have 2 million content creators and 210 million messages on a monthly basis, have failed to provide proof within the stipulated time frame that they are complying with the requirement to …

  • Russia prepares to block Facebook and Instagram

    Russia’s Public Prosecution Service has begun scouring social networks in search of materials that violate the law “On insulting state symbols and organs of state power” which was initiated by senator Andrey Klishas in December last year and came into force on 29 March.

    Images offensive to the Russian government have been found on Facebook and Instagram, Interfax reports, citing Russia’s federal censorship agency, Roskomnadzor (RKN).

    Facebook has already been added to the register of …

  • Moscow court fines Twitter for refusing to provide information about Russian users

    On Friday, April 5, the Moscow Magistrates’ Court examined  administrative offense complain made by the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media or Roskomnadzor against Twitter for failing to confirm information if Russian users’ personal data is stored in the territory of the Russian Federation. During the third hearing of the case, Judge Anton Kozyrev  ordered Twitter to pay a fine of 3,000 rubles ($4.60 USD), DW reported.

    In court, …

  • Kremlin promises to punish Facebook and Twitter if they do not move users' data to Russia

    By the end of February, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomandzor) will officially require Facebook and Twitter to localize the databases of Russian users in Russia. If Facebook and Twitter refuse to do so, they “will be punished”, Alexander Zharov, the head of Roskomandzor, told reporters. 

    As reported by Interfax, Zharov said that they would make a decision on Twitter or Facebook on February 21 and sign relevant protocols. The …

  • Kremlin prepares to block Twitter and Facebook

    Roskomnadzor, the Russian federal executive body responsible for media and telecommunication censorship, has begun an administrative procedure against Facebook and Twitter, which do not abide by Russia’s law on personal data.

    The social networks, which are legally obligated to store users’ personal data in Russia, have not proposed any specific plans or deadlines to localize this information, Roskomnadzor director Alexander Zharov told Interfax.

    According to him, the companies have one month, …

  • Russia asks Facebook and Instagram to explain why Kadyrov’s account were blocked

    The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media, (Roskomnadzor) asked the social networks, Facebook and Instagram, to provide explanations for blocking accounts belonging to the leadership of Chechnya, in particular, the Head of the Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.

    On December 26th, Roskomnadzor sent a letter to Facebook’s management asking about the reasons for removing Ramzan Kadyrov's accounts from Facebook and Instagram," according to the Russian …

  • Chechnya leader Kadyrov announces launch of new social network after Facebook and Instagram blocked his accounts

    On the night of December 23, the accounts of Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov were removed from Instagram and Facebook; after this turn of events, Kadyrov announced the launch of a Chechen social network called Mylistory.

    As reported by the publication TJ, Mylistory is an instagram clone available in the App Store and Google Play. Magomed Eskhanov is noted as the application developer. Externally, the application looks like a complete copy of the old version of the Instagram, in gold color and …