Officially: Instagram will begin to block on Monday, March 14. Since it will take time for active Instagram users to transfer their photo and video materials to other social networks and notify their contacts and subscribers, Roskomnadzor decided to complete the procedure for imposing restrictions on access to Instagram at 00:00 on March 14, providing users with an additional 48 hours of transition period.
Earlier it was reported that the popular social network Instagram will be blocked in Russia today, March 11, until midnight. This was reported by the telegram channel Baza, citing an unnamed source.
“At the moment, according to the Down Detector service, Instagram users are already experiencing problems with logging into the social network,” the source writes at 18:03 Moscow time.
The official VK-public of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media explained that Roskomnadzor will restrict access to Instagram due to calls for violence against Russians.
“On the social network Instagram, information materials are being distributed that contain calls to commit violent acts against citizens of the Russian Federation, including military personnel. According to a spokesperson for Meta Platforms Inc. Andy Stone dated March 11, 2022, the company lifts the ban on its social networks for residents of a number of countries to post information containing calls for violence against Russian citizens, including military personnel, ”the official statement of Roskomnadzor says.
The Prosecutor General’s Office demanded to restrict access to Instagram from Roskomnadzor.