After the decision to ban them, Russia allows the use of “Facebook” and “Instagram” for legitimate activities


The Russian court, which last week ordered the ban on Facebook and Instagram, announced that the Russians can now use the two platforms as long as the activities are legitimate, according to the Emirati statement.

On March 21, the Tverskoy Court banned the two platforms as extremist organizations, after a request by the Public Prosecutor.

The court accused the parent company Meta of failing to remove calls for violence against Russian forces in Ukraine.

Even before the ban, the two services were officially blocked in Russia, although they were widely available using VPN services.

The TASS news agency reported that the court stated, in a clarification it provided, that “these procedures for judicial protection do not limit the use of (META) software products by individuals and legal entities who do not engage in activities prohibited by law.”

Recently, members of the Russian parliament announced that they do not intend to enact a general ban on the use of the VPN service.


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