Russia plans to limit Instagram and label Meta an extremist group

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A picture taken in Moscow in March 2018 shows the Russian language version of Facebook’s about page, featuring the face of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images

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Russian authorities called for Facebook parent Meta to be labeled an extremist organization and said they would restrict access to its Instagram app, after the social media giant said it would temporarily permit some calls for violence against Russian soldiers.

Russian regulators have already banned access to

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