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Mobile app developer seeks ban on Instagram in Russia

15:18 19/05/2017

MOSCOW, May 19 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – Taximeta company, a mobile application developer, has filed a lawsuit with a Moscow court seeking to oblige Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor to ban Instagram as a service damaging the users’ mental health, according to the document’s copy obtained by RAPSI.

The developer of ChoicyMe application has looked carefully at the influence of social media on people’s life during creation of its product, the lawsuit reads.

The company has found out that Instagram inflicts the most serious harm to peoples’ mental health. German researchers have also recognized the service as “the most depressive”, according to the claim. A flow of photos featuring “good living” of certain persons wakes inadequacy, melancholy and feeling of isolation of others, the lawsuit says.

The plaintiff claims that Instagram “corrupts young people and popularizes non-traditional sexual orientation.”

According to the lawsuit, attention concentration of Instagram users falls with time, they become hyperactive and addicted to information. Moreover, their intellect declines but stress and fatigue grow.

The applicant also mentions that several people have died while taking selfies for Instagram.

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Mobile app developer seeks ban on Instagram in Russia

15:18 19/05/2017 Taximeta company, a mobile application developer, has filed a lawsuit with a Moscow court seeking to oblige Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor to ban Instagram as a service damaging the users’ mental health.
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