Reports surfaced saying leaders in Russia were upset with the platform for allowing the Ukraine invasion to be shared.
Because of that, access to the app would no longer be available to citizens in Russia, starting next week. Since then, Instagram head Adam Mosseri addressed the matter via a video he posted. Mosseri revealed Instagram pledged $15 million to humanitarian efforts in Russia and also talked about the safety measures implemented for people who live in areas facing the current conflict. Mosseri hasn’t been one to shy away from ongoing Instagram issues, as he previously addressed Boosie’s claims of being banned.
Mosseri spoke on the censorship, saying:
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