Russia accuses Google of spreading “fake news” about Ukraine and prohibits it from advertising

The Russian regulatory body  has again accused YouTube of broadcasting ” fake news ” about the country.


The Russian telecoms regulator announced Thursday that it is banning Google  from advertising in Russia , and accused.

Its YouTube platform of spreading false information about Russian forces in Ukraine .

Moscow launched a crackdown at all levels to stop the dissemination of information that does not correspond to the official line .

” YouTube became a key platform for the dissemination of ‘fake news’ about the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine , discrediting the Russian armed forces,” says Roskomnadzor, who also reproaches the video site for publishing content of ” Ukrainian extremists.

The regulator also accuses Google of censoring Russian state media, whose  YouTube channels were shut down.

Consequences in Russia

Accordingly, Google will no longer have the right to “advertise Google LLC” and its platforms in Russia .

Furthermore, Russian search engines will have to indicate that Google and its affiliates violate Russian law when a search is made on their names.

These measures are much less serious than those taken against other giants of the web for similar accusations. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram were blocked in Russia .

On the other hand, the dissemination of information that discredits the Russian army can be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. (AFP)