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Russian court bans Facebook, Instagram after Meta found ‘extremist’- TASS – Metro US

Russian court bans Facebook, Instagram after Meta found ‘extremist’- TASS

FILE PHOTO: Cars drive past a sign of Meta, the
FILE PHOTO: Cars drive past a sign of Meta, the new name for the company formerly known as Facebook, at its headquarters in Menlo Park

(Reuters) – A Russian court on Monday banned Facebook and Instagram in the country after finding Meta Platforms Inc “extremist”, TASS news agency reported.

Russia has already banned Facebook for restricting access to Russian media while Instagram was blocked after Meta said it would allow social media users in Ukraine to post messages urging violence against Russian President Vladimir Putin and troops Moscow sent into Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Conor Humphries)

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