May 23, 2020
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Russian Foreign Ministry announces YouTube censorship of content in Russian

The Russian Foreign Ministry censored the decision of YouTube video hosting to block the accounts of the TV channel from Simferopol Crimea 24 and the publication ANNA-News, which covers various military conflicts, and News Front, which is in eight languages writes about Ukraine, Donbass, Syria. This was reported on the official website of the department.

“We regard the actions of video hosting as another act of discrimination against Russian-language media resources from US-controlled Internet platforms that systematically resort to arbitrary censorship of content in Russian, ”the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Recall that it became known to block media channels May. Channel "Crimea 24" and the publication ANNA-News were blocked for violating the terms of use of YouTube. The News Front reported that the publication’s account was blocked “without making complaints.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry also reminded that in April YouTube blocked the account of the Federal News Agency - a publication that is associated with businessman Eugene Prigogine. The department called it "an example of American censorship on the Internet"

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