Russia put a death timer on Instagram, will be banned very soon

The Russian government has announced that it will soon shut down Instagram across Russia as part of a decision banning the social media service from all Russians.

Russian communications agency Roskomnadzor claimed in its announcement that Instagram moderators have allowed content that promotes violence against Russian soldiers based on their background. The Russian government’s announcement comes just a week after it announced Facebook’s ban, citing “discrimination against Russian media“.

Adam Mosseri, a former Facebook executive and current head of Instagram, tweeted about the announcement, writing that 80 million Russians will no longer be able to communicate with each other once the ban takes effect, describing the decision as “wrong“According to a report by Russian state media Novosti, the ban will come into effect on March 14 and will not apply to Meta’s encrypted messaging app.”What is the app“.

As you know, on March 11, Meta Platforms Inc. took an unprecedented decision by allowing the publication of information containing calls for violence against Russian citizens on its social networks Facebook and Instagram..

Messages are circulating on the social network Instagram encouraging and provoking acts of violence against Russians, in connection with which the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office demanded that Roskomnadzor restrict access to this social network.

Since it will take time for active users of Instagram to transfer their photos and videos to other social networks and inform their contacts and followers about this, Roskomnadzor decided to complete the procedure for imposing restrictions on access to Instagram at 12:00 a.m. on March 14, providing users with an additional 48-hour transition period.