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Russia bans Instagram, blocks access for 80 mn users

Orissa Post | 14/03/2022 07:49 PM | Click to read full article

Russia Monday blocked Instagram for nearly 80 million users in the country after its parent company Meta allowed posts with calls for violence against Russian soldiers and President Vladimir Putin on Facebook and Instagram in some countries.

Russian influencers on Instagram posted farewell messages to their followers, asking them to follow them on other social media platforms, or download VPN (virtual private network) software to bypass the ban.