He threatened for days, but he finally gave in. Yesterday, Roskomnadzor in Russia, which regulates communications, declared that Instagram would be banned. Restrictions in effect from Monday midnight Meta, the parent company of Facebook, was denounced by the Prosecutor’s Office for “facilitating the dissemination terrorist propaganda” and encouraging violence against Russian citizens.
A large portion of users of the social networking site have supported Ukraine since the Russian invasion.Through images, videos and texts that show how they sympathize with the country. Russia is another country where many, including celebrities and influencers, voted for the Ukrainian territory. Russia believes it to be disinformation from the West. the social network “disinforms” about the situationHe also wanted to respond to the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union.
Institutions such as the Russian State Duma and Russian Parliament confirmed at the time of the announcement that they would no longer use the Meta platforms or the Twitter social network. The Central Electoral Commission of the country has also confirmed that they will not subscribe to these services. Hours earlier, the Russian Prosecutor’s Office proposed declaring Meta as the parent company for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other social media platforms. “extremist organization” at the request of the Russian Parliament to investigate the activities of the company,A legislative committee accused him of calling for violence against Russian citizens and murder.
Roskomnadzor gives Instagram users the entire weekend to “transfer” their photos and videos to other social networks before “completing procedures for restricting access to Instagram at 02:01 on March 14, ” according to the statement posted on the Russian state agency’s website.
Alphabet Inc’s Google owns the world’s most popular streaming video service. It stated that the Russian invasion in Ukraine fell under its violent events policy, and any material infringing this would be removed.
Farshad Shadloo, a YouTube spokesperson, stated that blocking Russian outlets was in accordance with this policy.
YouTube previously blocked Russia’s main state-backed channels, RT, and Sputnik across Europe.