Russia has threatened to ban YouTube and block German news media websites after the American site removed two online channels run by RT, the Kremlin-funded television station.
YouTube said that it had deleted RT’s German-language channels, RT DE and Der Fehlende Part, for repeated breaches of its policies on spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The decision provoked a furious reaction in Moscow.
Dmitry Peskov [photo], the Kremlin spokesman, accused YouTube of a “gross” violation of Russian law and said that the Russian authorities would have “zero tolerance” for acts of censorship.
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— Reuters (@Reuters) September 29, 2021