YouTube to demonetize all Russian users and ban ‘state media’

The Google-owned platform announced Friday it would block access to “Russian state media” channels across the face of the earth and block all monetization on its platform inside Russia, citing the conflict in Ukraine.

YouTube said in a statement it wants to remove content “denying, minimizing or trivializing well-documented violent events,” as it goes against its Community Guidelines – specifically referring to content “about Russia’s invasion in Ukraine that violates this policy.”

Having censored RT and Sputnik in the EU – at the behest of the bloc govt’s – on March 1st, YouTube said the global ban would be “effective immediately.”

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