Facebook and Instagram banned in Russia for extremist activities

Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court recognised the activities of Facebook and Instagram as extremist and banned the operations of their parent company Meta Platforms in Russia. 

‘The operations of the U.S. transnational holding company Meta Platforms to sell products, the social networks Facebook and Instagram, on the territory of Russia, is banned on the grounds of extremist activities. The court decision is to be fulfilled immediately,’ Judge Olga Solopova stated.

The ban on Meta operations does not apply to the WhatsApp messenger, as it is not used for public information dissemination.