Russia plans to ban Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook from its border

As required by the federal statute “On Countering Extremist Activity,” the Prosecuting General

application to the court to identify Meta Platforms Inc. as an extremist group and prohibit its operations in Russia.

Following reports that Instagram and other Meta platforms were being used to promote violence against Russian soldier

After the firm Meta, which owns Instagram, enabled users to advocate for violence against the Russian military,