According to Reuters, Russia added the social networking company, Meta, to its list of terrorist and extremist organizations on Tuesday.
The Russian authorities blocked social media services such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in March. A Moscow court has also accused the Mark Zuckerberg-owned social media site of extremist activities, alleging that it allowed Ukrainian social media users to upload content encouraging violence against Russians.
According to Reuters, Meta’s lawyer then denied the claims, telling the court that the organization had never engaged in extremist activity and was opposed to Russophobia.
Since Russia started an all-out invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the Kremlin has increased its grip on social media. It has barred access to Western social media platforms, accusing them of inciting violence against Russians. In retaliation, European tech companies have demonetized and even blacklisted Russian state-sponsored media.
The conflict between Russian and Ukrainian soldiers has entered its ninth month, with no sign of an end in sight. On the second day of large missile salvos across Ukraine, Russia struck the central Ukrainian region of Dnipropetrovsk on Tuesday, causing “severe” damage to energy facilities, according to the area’s leader.
“Russian missiles were fired at energy facilities in the Pavlograd and Kamian districts. There is significant devastation. Many settlements are still without energy “Valentin Reznichenko, the regional governor, stated on social media. This comes just one day after Russian soldiers unleashed the largest aircraft bombardment on Ukraine since the war began.
Meta Platforms, Inc., doing business as Meta and formerly known as Facebook, Inc. and TheFacebook, Inc., is a Menlo Park, California-based American global technology company. Among other things, the business owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Meta is one of the most valuable firms in the world. Along with Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft, it is one of the Big Five American information technology companies.
Facebook, Messenger, Facebook Watch, and Meta Portal are among the products and services offered by Meta. Among other firms, it owns 9.99% of Jio Platforms, Oculus, Giphy, Mapillary, Kustomer, and Presize. In 2021, advertising revenues made for 97.5% of the company’s revenue.
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