Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein announced the blocking of about 20 VPN services in Russia.
“To date, about two dozen popular VPNs in Russia have already been blocked. They will be blocked further,” he said.
Hinstein added that blocking a VPN is not an easy task, but it is performed by Roskomnadzor. The deputy also noted that all Russians who continue to use Instagram, “somehow use the routing bypass system on the network.”
Facebook instagrammed the issue in the context of discussing restrictions in Russia on social networks Instagram and Facebook of Meta company. Earlier, Hinshtey explained that if Meta is recognized as an extremist organization, users will not be punished for publications that do not violate the law. Earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation filed a lawsuit to recognize Meta as an extremist organization and ban its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation
He also noted that the owners of the company’s shares will also not be held responsible, since minority shareholders are not responsible for its decisions.
Instagram Facebook media reported on Thursday that the Meta Platforms Corporation intends to lift the ban on Facebook and Instagram users “in some countries to call for violence against Russian citizens and Russian military.” Facebook Instagram’s new policy will be applied only in Ukraine, allowing local users to “express anger” at the Russian troops, the company said. Facebook Instagram and Facebook were blocked in Russia as a result.