European Union bans on state-owned Russian media channels take effect. Different social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok impose restrictions on state-owned Russian media channels to reduce propaganda during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
On Tuesday morning, YouTube said that it would also prohibit videos and already block advertisements on the content. The prohibition is effective immediately, although the company has said that it will take some time until their services are entirely banned.
According to the company Snap Inc. (Snapchat) has said that it has already halted all advertising in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. According to the corporation, they have suspended all advertising sales to all Russian and Belarusian firms and are cooperating with any restrictions imposed on Russian businesses and persons.
According to Roku Inc., the streaming-video platform, RT will be removed from its channel library worldwide, including the United States. Satellite television provider DirecTV made a similar decision earlier in the day.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, more nations are asking giant technology corporations to decrease or restrict their services in Russia. On Sunday, Poland and the Baltics encouraged Big Tech to “stand up” to Russia.
The EU’s prohibition on state-backed media will eventually cover broadcasters or sites hosting RT and Sputnik information, according to Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market commissioner.
On Sunday, Poland and the Baltics encouraged big tech companies to stand against Russia by deleting accounts of Russian and Belarusian politicians. Twitter Inc. added warning warnings to Russian official media as demand grew.
In the same way, Microsoft also ensured that they would minimize Russian propaganda exposure on their official news website. According to Bing, they will only return links to RT and Sputnik when they wish to visit such websites. But, the company will block RT and Sputnik advertisements.