Russians’ demand for VPNs skyrockets after Meta block

The demand for tools to bypass Russia’s restriction of Meta Platforms’ social media platforms Facebook and Instagram has skyrocketed, a monitoring firm Top10VPN reported. According to their data, On the eve of the Instagram ban, demand for Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that encrypt data and hide the user’s location spiked 2,088% higher than the average daily demand in mid-February.