Since launching his invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has censored the independent press in the country in an effort to control information about the war, while punishing civilians who go against the government’s narrative about the invasion. He also comes after American social media companies. On Monday, Russia banned Facebook and Instagram, services of Meta Platforms Inc., calling them “extremist” organizations, effectively criminalizing them. The country also has the performance of Twitter Inc.’s app. limited.
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