Meta loses appeal in Russian court over ‘extremist activity’ label

Meta Platforms, Inc. lost an appeal in a Moscow court after being found guilty of ‘extremist activity’ in Russia in March.

According to a Kommersant reporter in the courtroom, Meta’s lawyer argued that refusing to block access to content and labelling state-controlled media were not activities that meet the definition of extremism.

The court decision requires that whenever organisations or people publicly mention Meta, they need to disclose that Meta’s operations are illegal in Russia.