Letter: Instagram ban shows the internet’s vulnerabilities

There is another lesson to be learned from Russia’s handling of the photo-sharing app, which is quite different from what many business owners and influencers assert (Report, March 16).

By cutting off access to Instagram, we are reminded that the internet is vulnerable to real-life geopolitical battles. The personal lives we create and the income we generate there can all be restricted overnight due to the absence of supranational internet access.

Indeed, social media, the metaverse and other well-established trends of the future are meaningless if their availability does not transcend national boundaries and totalitarian systems, which can function for a very long time.

Sebastian Woller
Zurich, Switzerland

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