YouTube and Reddit also announce sanctions against Russian media

Various technological platforms have responded to the Russian attack on Ukraine. YouTube is one of the latest sites to join the trend by noting that it will ban some Russian media outlets in Europe.

Thus, the popular video site, in a statement, announced that it would prevent broadcasting of content by media outlets RT and Sputnik, which are linked to the Kremlin, to continue the prohibitions warned by Facebook and TikTok.

“Our systems will take time to fully operate. Google’s video streaming service explained in a statement that our teams continue to monitor the situation 24 hours a day to take prompt action.”

The YouTube ban will apply within the European Union and the United Kingdom. Previously, other companies prevented RT and Sputnik from making money from advertising on their YouTube channels or from buying ads to promote themselves on Facebook.

Reddit against misinformation

For its part, the Russia-linked subreddit has been suspended by Reddit due to misinformation, while Russia’s policy has also been put into “quarantine” despite its creation a few days ago.

Quarantined subconversions do not appear in searches, recommendations, or feeds. At the same time, any user who finds a way to contact the community under these circumstances receives a warning about the content.

In the case of the Russian subreddit, the message alerts that it contains a large amount of “information that is not supported by reliable sources”.

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