YouTube bans Russian media across Europe – POLITICO

Google’s YouTube announced on Tuesday that it would block European media outlets RT and Sputnik backed by the Kremlin following similar bans by Facebook and TikTok.

“It will take time for our systems to fully establish themselves. Our teams continue to monitor the situation around the clock to act quickly,” Google’s video streaming service said. said in a press release.

The ban on YouTube – following an announcement by the European Commission that it wanted to remove these Russian media from the EU – would apply within the European Union and the United Kingdom

The moves by social media companies come amid growing pressure from Western leaders on these tech companies to limit how Moscow can deliver its propaganda, mostly through government-controlled media, to international audiences.

Previously, the companies had blocked companies like RT and Sputnik from making money by advertising on their YouTube channels or buying ads to promote themselves on Facebook.

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