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YouTube and Facebook ban Russian media, Meta’s Nick Clegg issues statement

by LLT Editor
1st Mar 22 11:50 am

YouTube and Facebook announced last last night that they have banned Russian state-owned media outlets RT and Sputnik’s channels across Europe.

“Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, we’re blocking YouTube channels connected to RT and Sputnik across Europe, effective immediately,’ a statement from Google Europe said.

“It’ll take time for our systems to fully ramp up. Our teams continue to monitor the situation around the clock to take swift action.”

Meanwhile Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister who is now vice president of global affairs at Facebook parent Meta, said the firm had been asked by governments to take further action against Russian state-backed media.

‘We have received requests from a number of Governments and the EU to take further steps in relation to Russian state-controlled media,’ he said on Twitter on Monday night.

‘Given the exceptional nature of the current situation, we will be restricting access to RT and Sputnik across the EU at this time.’

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