YouTube has taken the ‘unprecedented’ step of removing thousands of channels relating to the Russo-Ukraine war to address content guideline violations.
This article by Dan Milmo, writing for The Guardian, makes the following points:
- The platform has taken down over 70,000 videos and 9,000 channels for content violations, including videos referring to the invasion as a ‘liberation mission’.
- Channels removed include that of the pro-Kremlin journalist Vladimir Solovyov.
- A YouTube spokesman said the platform had a major violent-events policy that applied to things like denial of violent events.
The Russian minister for digital development said the country would not block YouTube, despite disputes over content that had resulted in the platform being fined for not removing banned videos.
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Source: Guardian The