YouTube Extends Blocking of Russian State-Funded Media Outlets to Entire World

All ways to monetize its platform in Russia have been paused

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YouTube extended its blocking of access to channels associated with Russian state-funded media outlets worldwide, from just across Europe.

The Google-owned video platform said the change is effective immediately, but it expects its systems to take some time to ramp up.

After its recent move to pause all ads in Russia, YouTube extended that pause to all ways to monetize its platform in the company.

The platform said in a series of tweets Friday that its teams have removed more than 1,000 channels and over 15,000 videos since March 1 for violations of its policies in areas including graphic content, hate speech and misinformation.




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