YouTube starts blocking Russian state-funded media worldwide, stops monetization in Russia
YouTube announced that it will begin blocking YouTube channels funded by the Russian government. The company further explained that it would remove content about the Russian invasion of Ukraine that denies, minimises or trivialises, ‘well-documented violent events’.
The removal of content that violates this policy has begun. The changes are expected to take effect immediately, according to a tweet from YouTube. However, the company stated it expects its systems to take time to implement. YouTube did not specify how many channels have been blocked worldwide or whether they will be restored. YouTube is also pausing all ways to monetize on the platform in Russia.