Wednesday, September 29, 2021
YouTube vs the Kremlin - refusal to publish anti-vax misinformation leads to ban on RT.
The Youtube platform has adopted a stricter policy of refusing to allow anti-vaccination misinformation and this has resulted in a row with the Kremlin.
Following the adoption of new guidelines the Russian state propaganda arm RT was suspended from the platform for a week after warnings over videos which were considered to be in breach of the platform's COVID-19 misinformation guidelines. RT was then deleted altogether after it registered a second channel to subvert the suspension. Needless to say the Kremlin was not happy.