The court could not immediately be reached for further clarification. A Meta spokesperson had no immediate comment.
Russia initially banned Facebook for restricting access to Russian media, while Instagram was blocked after Moscow objected to temporary changes in Meta’s hate speech policy designed to allow users to vent their anger over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
At the March court hearing, Meta’s lawyer said the company was not carrying out extremist activities and was opposed to Russophobia.
(Reporting by Mark Trevelyan in London and Sheila Dang in New York; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)