YouTube has blocked the channel of the German edition of RT. Margarita Simonyan demanded in response to ban Deutsche Welle in Russia
The YouTube administration has blocked the RT DE channel – the channel of the German edition of RT (Russia Today). This was announced by RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan.
Simonyan said that the channel was blocked without the possibility of recovery, but did not explain the reasons for the blocking. She called the incident “a real media war declared by the state of Germany against the state of Russia,” without specifying what relation the German authorities have to the YouTube administration.
I really look forward to the fact that my native state, without delay, will ban Deutsche Welle and other German media outlets in Russia, as well as close the offices of ARD and ZDF. I’m already silent about the sanctions to YouTube itself. At least out of self-respect, we must do this.
When trying to access the RT DE channel, the message “This account has been blocked for violating YouTube community guidelines” appears.
On September 27, YouTube banned content that casts doubt on the results of elections in Germany through “false claims of massive fraud.” Whether the blocking of the RT DE channel is related to this is unclear.
After requiring the American edition of RT to register as a “foreign agent” in the United States, Russia adopted “media – foreign agents” legislation as a “retaliatory measure”.