Category Archives: Youtube

Russia’s State Duma adopts Internet censorship law

The high-profile bill prohibiting web portals from censorship passed the third and final reading at the State Duma meeting on Wednesday; as reported earlier, the law will apply to YouTube and Facebook. In accordance with the bill, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) is authorized to block, either fully or partially, access to

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YouTube blocked Russian TV channel Tsargrad

The channel’s founder, Konstantin Malofeev, is under sanctions over allegations of financing the war in Donbas. Google-owned YouTube video hosting blocked the account of the Russian TV channel Tsargrad on the night of July 28 without the possibility of recovery. This was reported by Google to Russia’s Interfax. The channel’s account was blocked due to violations of the law on sanctions and trade rules. The founder

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Youtube has blocked a Russian film about Donetsk airport. A smoke grenade was set on fire near the company’s office in Moscow, and the film was unlocked

Authors:MediaSapiensNow the film is preceded by a warning about “unacceptable and offensive” content. The viewer decides whether to watch it or not. On May 26, the two-hour documentary “Call Sign Donetsk” by Semyon Pegov was posted on the WarGonzo YouTube channel. Pegov is a blogger, a Russian citizen, who once worked as a journalist for VGTR, then was a military correspondent for

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YouTube has removed three Russian propaganda channels

Authors:MediaSapiensThe video platform removed the YouTube channels of the propaganda news agencies Anna News and News-Front, as well as the YouTube channel of the Russian state TV channel in Crimea “Crimea 24”. The removal of three YouTube channels – Anna News, News-Front and “Crimea 24” (which is a channel of a local TV and radio company) – was first reported by

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