SoundCloud blocked in Russia

SoundCloud, a Germany-based online audio distribution platform and music-sharing website, has been blocked in Russia over an accusation of spreading prohibited content.

Russia’s telecoms watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has restricted access to SoundCloud at the request of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office received on 22 September.

SoundCloud is accused of spreading prohibited information in Russia that contained ‘calls for mass riots and participation in unauthorized actions, extremism, as well as unreliable socially significant information distributed under the guise of reliable messages’.