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Russian censors demand removal of Instagram post featuring ‘indecent acts’ involving a Russian flag

Источник: Roskomnadzor

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media regulation and censorship agency, has announced that it received an order from the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office to limit access to a specific Instagram post within Russian borders. Roskomnadzor described the post as an image depicting “indecent acts involving the state flag of the Russian Federation.” The agency independently added the image to its registry of banned content and notified Instagram of that fact; it also demanded that Instagram delete the post.

The day before it announced the decision to block the Instagram post in question, Roskomnadzor took similar steps to prevent the spread of an image featuring “an uncensored interpretation” of the Russian Federation’s name as well as a swastika depicted within the Russian coat of arms.