The Ministry of Justice added Meta to the register of extremist organizations

The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation has entered Meta Platforms Inc.*, which owns the social networks Facebook* and Instagram*, into the register of extremist organizations. Updated List published on the website of the department.

“The American transnational holding company Meta Platforms Inc. for the sale of products – social networks Facebook and Instagram (decision of the Tverskoy District Court of the city of Moscow dated March 21, 2022 and the appeal ruling of the Judicial Collegium for Civil Cases of the Moscow City Court dated June 20, 2022)”, — is on the list.

At the same time, it is clarified that the decision does not apply to the WhatsApp messenger, since it does not have a function for the public dissemination of information.

* The activities of the Meta organization (which owns the social networks Instagram and Facebook) have been recognized as extremist and banned in the territory of the Russian Federation.

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