A statement from the media department of Rossiya Segodnya’s agency read: “YouTube announces it will immediately block channels belonging to state media. Russia around the world. The channel of Rossiya Segodnya’s media complex is also blocked on YouTube.”
Rossiya Segodnya (of the Russian government) stated in response: “We will continue our work until the final reader. What is happening in Western social networks is a violation of the law and a violation of the law. It violates the principles of freedom of speech and democracy promoted by the West itself”.
Video-sharing platform Google previously blocked access to channels linked to Russian state media.
The company has so far blocked more than 1,000 channels and 15,000 videos, which it says “violate not only our policies on hate speech, but also our policies on misinformation, excessive content and misinformation.” details, and more”.
YouTube also stated that all commercialization options on the platform have been disabled in Russia.
Earlier, on February 24, 2022, Moscow launched what it called ” special military campaign ” in Ukraine. Soon after, Western countries launched a wide-ranging sanctions campaign against Russia. In that context, most multinational companies stopped operating in Russia.