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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 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 …

  • Russia threatens to block Instagram and YouTube because of footage about oligarch Deripaska

    Roskomnadzor (Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media) gave Instagram and YouTube until the evening of February 14 to block posts and videos as stipulated by the Ust-Labinsk court on the lawsuit of businessman Oleg Deripaska to Anastasia Vashukevich (Nastya Rybka) and Alexander Kirillov (Alex Leslie). The agency's representative reported this to Vedomosti newspaper.

    Roskomnadzor has been trying for months to get the content voluntarily …

  • 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 …