Moscow: Russia added US tech giant Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, to a list of “terrorist and extremist” organisations on Tuesday.
According to a database of the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring (Rosfinmonitoring), Russia in late March banned Facebook and Instagram for “carrying out extremist activities” after authorities accused Meta of tolerating “Russophobia” during Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine.
Mark Zuckerberg had in May this year been added to a list of 963 leading Americans, including US President Joe Biden, who were banned from entering Russia. This comes as Russia launched renewed strikes on Ukraine’s energy facilities, a day after Moscow carried out a mass nationwide bombardment on the pro-Western country.
(This is an AFP story)