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A Russian court has accused Meta of extremism, putting it in the company of organisations like the Taliban and Islamic State
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A Russian court has accused Meta of extremism, putting it in the company of organisations like the Taliban and Islamic State

A Russian court has accused Meta of extremist activity for allowing Facebook and Instagram users to post threats of violence and death against Russian soldiers and President Vladimir Putin.

Moscow's Tverskoi District Court said it had upheld a lawsuit filed by state prosecutors to prohibit Meta from operating on the Russian territory, according to Reuters. Earlier this month, Faceb...

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