A Moscow court has rejected an appeal brought by Meta Platforms Inc after it was found guilty of ‘extremist activity in Russia.
Russia restricted access to Meta’s flagship platforms, Facebook and Instagram, as well as fellow social network Twitter.
Lawyer Victoria Shakina in March told a court that Meta was not carrying out the extremist activity.
Meta subsequently narrowed its guidance to prohibit calls for the death of a head of state and said its guidance should never be interpreted as condoning violence against Russians in general.
Russia has also objected to foreign platforms’ treatment of its own media, some of which carry labels of being ‘state-controlled’.
State communications regulator Roskomnadzor has also regularly fined social media companies that fail to delete content Russia deems illegal.
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