Russia moves to designate Meta as an extremist organisation

Russia moved to designate Meta Platforms as an extremist organisation over Meta’s temporary change in policy, which allows Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russian soldiers. The Russian Office of the Prosecutor General petitioned a court to make such a decision, which would also mean a ban on all Meta activities in Russia. 

If the court approves the petition, owners of Facebook accounts will not be considered extremists, clarified Russian Federation Council Constitutional Legislation and State-Building Committee head Andrei Klishas.