Russia bans Instagram Russia has banned Instagram, taking an estimated 80 million users offline.
Russia to Ban Instagram After Meta Allows Posts With Violent Rhetoric Against Putin, Russian Troops
Instagram is so popular in Russia, banning it was considered a political third rail. But with its war in Ukraine escalating, the Kremlin announced it will block the platform.
Russia bans Instagram as promised, blocking access for 80 million users
Russia notches up another tech ban
Meta ban sees Russians' demand for VPNs skyrocket by 2,000%
VPNs change the user’s unique IP address, allowing them to conceal their true location and circumvent Internet restrictions.
Instagram users in Russia are told service will cease at midnight
Instagram users in Russia have been notified that the service will cease as of midnight on Sunday after its owner Meta Platforms said last week it would allow social media users in Ukraine to post messages such as "Death to the Russian invaders".
Russian Instagram users warned just hours before Kremlin shut down platform at midnight
Russia’s state communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, warned Instagram users about the government