TikTok and Instagram will be hit hardest by restrictions in Russia

The ban on certain social networks in Russia has hit some foreign platforms harder than others, according to an Insider Intelligence report that Kommersant has read. The company’s analysts expect that TikTok and Instagram (owned by Meta, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation) will be hit harder than Facebook (also owned by … Read more

Facebook and Instagram have closed access to the song of Eurovision winners to Russian residents

Western social networks Facebook and Instagram (banned in the Russian Federation; owned by the Meta* corporation, which is recognized as extremist and banned in the country) have blocked access for Russian residents to the song Stefania, which was performed at the Eurovision 2022 contest by the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra. Representatives of Ukraine took first … Read more

Instagram is testing the pinned posts feature

The social network Instagram (owned by the extremist Meta recognized in the Russian Federation) is testing a new feature that will allow users to pin posts in the profile header. This is reported by Techcrunch with reference to service representatives. The new feature is already available for some users. Authors with this feature will be … Read more

Yandex and VK removed Instagram and Facebook from search results

The Yandex.Poisk and Poisk Mail.ru services (part of the VK group of companies) removed the official social sites Instagram and Facebook (banned in the Russian Federation; owned by the American corporation Meta Platforms. Inc., recognized as extremist in Russia) from search results. The sites Meduza, Mediazona, and Current Time (recognized as foreign media in Russia) … Read more

The court allowed the use of Facebook and Instagram not involved in illegal activities

The decision of the Tverskoy Court of Moscow to ban the activities of Facebook and Instagram (owned by Meta – recognized as extremist, banned in the Russian Federation) in Russia as extremist does not restrict the use of these social networks for non-prohibited activities, is indicated in the motivational part of the court decision. The … Read more

Russians have become a third less likely to go to Instagram

For a month (from February 24 to March 24), Russians began to use Instagram less frequently (owned by Meta, recognized as extremist in Russia). According to Brand Analytics, the time of using this social network was reduced by a third (-30%). In addition, the number of active Instagram users decreased by a third (-31%). Russians, … Read more