Facebook and Instagram are recognized as extremist in Russia

Meta is recognized as an extremist organization in Russia, Facebook and Instagram are banned. WhatsApp does not apply.

The Meta company, which owns the social networks Facebook and Instagram, has been recognized in Russia as an extremist organization. On March 21, a court in Moscow made such a decision on the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office.

The suit of the Prosecutor General's Office was filed on March 11 after the news that the company was temporarily changing the policy of moderating publications of Ukrainian residents containing statements about Russian military personnel.