(ANSA) – MOSCOW, April 09 – Moscow today accused YouTube video service, owned by US giant Google, of blocking the account of the Russian parliament’s channel Duma TV, and promised revenge. .
State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said Washington was violating the “rights of Russians”, while Russian diplomatic spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said YouTube “has been punished”.
The account is actually no longer available on the platform as of this morning.
Also on the ground, the Russian media organizer Roskomnadzor demanded that Google unblock the YouTube account of the lower house channel of the Moscow Parliament, Duma TV, and explain the reasons for its decision to ban it. “Roskomnadzor has asked the US-based Google LLC, the owner of YouTube, to immediately restore access to the Russian Duma TV channel ‘Duma TV’ and to explain the reason for the restrictions,” a statement read. Roskomnadzor added that blocking the Duma-TV channel on YouTube prevents the free flow of information. (handle).
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