The Russian government says it is blocking Instagram in protest of Meta’s policies in the country.
On Friday (March 11), the Russian government said it would block popular social networking app Instagram and take further action against Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
The reason given was that Facebook did not restrict the language in posts deemed inappropriate for Russia. Russia has previously blocked Facebook, which has far fewer users than WhatsApp or Instagram. However, Russia’s internet regulator did not extend the blocking rules to Instagram or WhatsApp.
Instagram head Adam Mosseri shared on Twitter that Instagram, which has 80 million users in Russia, will be “isolated” from the rest of the world, as about 80 percent of people in Russia follow the account. An Instagram account outside your country.
In fact, Facebook has been criticized in the past for inconsistent regulation. The social network with the most users in the world has made exceptions to some world leaders’ hate speech rules, but has never made it clear which leaders are the exceptions or the reasons. Star.
History continues, as Facebook content moderators recently revealed new guidelines indicating Facebook’s decision to break its own rules and allow some calls with violent language. Russian country.