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Russian Media Watchdog Demands That Google Remove Restrictions on RT’s YouTube Channel

Sputnik – 24.04.2021

MOSCOW – Russia’s Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) on Saturday demanded that Google lift restrictions on the English-language YouTube channel of the RT broadcaster.

“Roskomnadzor sent a letter to the leadership of Google LLC demanding that all restrictions be lifted from the RT YouTube Channel as soon as possible”, the statement said.

YouTube previously made a number of videos on RT’s English YouTube channel inaccessible to viewers, and also restricted the channel’s ability to make live broadcasts, citing alleged COVID-19 disinformation.

According to Roskomnadzor, such actions by YouTube’s administration violate the key principles of free distribution of information and constitute an act of censorship against the Russian media outlet.

The watchdog has repeatedly pointed to restrictions that YouTube imposes on access to certain Russian video content. Last autumn, the watchdog sent several letters to Google, demanding that it stop censoring videos published by Russian media, including a documentary about the 2004 Beslan tragedy.

April 24, 2021 - Posted by | Full Spectrum Dominance, Russophobia | ,

2 Comments »

  1. Noted. (I don’t know what “Beslan tragedy” relates to….)

    Hypocrisy and double standards abound here and there, in various nefarious terms and forms….

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 25, 2021 | Reply

  2. Google acts like the Mainstream Media acts. It is a mouthpiece for those in Power……(Me)

    “A lie told once remains a lie. Told a thousand times it becomes the truth”…..Joseph Goebbels
    “You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide”…..Goebbels
    “It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion….Goebbels.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 25, 2021 | Reply


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