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Russia to block Instagram after Meta relaxes stance on Putin hate speech

By Andrew Roth

11 Mar 2022 · 2 min read

Russia has moved to block Instagram after its parent company, Meta, said it would allow calls for violence against Vladimir Putin and Russian soldiers involved in the invasion of Ukraine to appear on the social media platform.

Russian prosecutors demanded that access to Instagram be blocked on Friday after media reports of the relaxation of its policies on hate speech related to the war.

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