Final Up to date: November 26, 2023, 21:18 IST
Russia on Sunday put Meta Platforms spokesperson Andy Stone on a wished listing on unspecified expenses because the US social media big — which owns Fb — is classed as “extremist” by Moscow.
Russia has vastly cracked down on media and social media freedom since launching its Ukraine offensive final 12 months and banning criticism of it.
Stone is listed on Russia’s inside ministry’s listing of wished individuals, with out additional element.
In October 2022, Russia listed Meta as a “terrorist and extremist” organisation, opening doable felony investigations and fines for customers within the nation.
Fb and Instagram have been blocked in Russia because the begin of the Ukraine offensive and are solely accessible by way of VPN.
Twitter can be banned, in addition to Russian unbiased media essential of the Kremlin.
Earlier than the bans, hundreds of thousands of Russians used purposes belonging to Meta, particularly Instagram, which stays vastly in style with younger Russians.
In April 2022, Russia put Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on a blacklist of individuals banned from getting into the nation.
(This story has not been edited by News18 employees and is printed from a syndicated information company feed – AFP)