On Monday, Russia is going to ban the social media platform Instagram. However, the head Adam Mosseri is not glad about the decision. They decided to put a ban on Instagram in the country just after a day when Facebook permitted posts that called for the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin in countries such as Ukraine, Poland, Russia, as per the internal emails to its content moderators.
According to a Twitter post of Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram,
“On Monday, Instagram will be blocked in Russia. This decision will cut 80 million in Russia off from one another, and from the rest of the world, as 80% of people in Russia follow an Instagram account outside their country. This is wrong.”
A Meta spokesperson had stated in the past that the tech giant had made temporary permissions for forms of political phrase that would usually breach Facebook’s hate speech policies like ‘death to the Russian invaders. Nevertheless, according to the spokesperson, it would not permit calls for fierceness against Russian citizens.
Moreover, the former Meta’s latest policies, according to Russia’s media supervisor, they would limit access to photo-sharing social media platform Instagram from Monday as it compromises “calls to commit violent acts”.
Apart from that, Moscow has also taken measures to prevent access to Twitter along with other social media networks such as Facebook.
“On March 11, Meta Platforms Inc. made an unprecedented decision by allowing the posting of information containing calls for violence against Russian citizens on its social networks Facebook and Instagram.”
As per the Russian communication agency,
“messages are circulating on the Instagram social network encouraging and provoking violent acts against Russians, in connection with which the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office demanded that Roskomnadzor restrict access to this social network.”