Roskomnadzor blocks access to Instagram

Russia’s telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor restricted access to Instagram on Russian territory. The decision was made in response to ‘calls for violence against citizens of the Russian Federation, including servicemen’ on Instagram. The regulator’s decision follows a request by the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office to block access to Instagram. This ban does not apply to WhatsApp, reportedly because it is a means of communication not used for public posting.