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Russia complies with warnings and blocks access to Instagram | Digital Trends Spanish

Since this Monday, March 14, the inhabitants of Russia cannot access Instagram after the government of that country blocked the popular social network of the Meta company. The measure responds to the accusation by local authorities that the platform has encouraged attacks against the Russians.

Several journalists tried to access the application without success, unless they used a VPN. In this way, Instagram now appears on the list of sites with restricted access published by the telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor, thus joining other networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Of course, this measure was criticized by the team behind Instagram. “The Russian government decided to block Instagram in Russia, separating millions of people from their loved ones and friends around the world,” said Instagram head Adam Mosseri.

On Monday, Instagram will be blocked in Russia. This decision will cut 80 million in Russia off from one another, and from the rest of the world as ~80% of people in Russia follow an Instagram account outside their country. This is wrong.

— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) March 11, 2022

“We know that more than 80 percent of people in Russia on Instagram follow an account from outside of Russia. The situation is scary and we are trying to do everything we can to keep people safe.”

Over the weekend, several Russian influencers posted messages saying goodbye to their followers and inviting them to join other platforms or download VPN software to bypass this ban from the authorities.

“This is my job. Imagine that you have just been completely laid off from work and you are not receiving any income, but at the same time you have expenses for your family, for your team if you have subordinates, and suddenly you have nothing to pay your team, “he wrote in the social network, Karina Nigay, a renowned Russian model and influencer.

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