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YouTube blocks accounts of Russian singers who support war in Ukraine

Friday, 5 July 2024, 12:15
YouTube blocks accounts of Russian singers who support war in Ukraine
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The YouTube video service has blocked the accounts of Russian singers who openly support Russia’s war against Ukraine. Earlier, their songs disappeared from the Spotify streaming platform.

Source: Lithuanian media outlet LRT

Details: Specifically, the accounts of such Russian singers as Shaman (Yaroslav Dronov), Grigory Leps, Polina Gagarina, Oleg Gazmanov and Yulia Chicherina have disappeared.

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However, the content of these singers and propagandists was not completely blocked on the platform – their songs can still be found on other accounts.

LRT reported earlier that the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) turned to Google and YouTube with a request to delete the accounts of Russian artists who were added to the EU sanctions list for their support for the war in Ukraine.

The Russian service of Radio Liberty also confirms the blocking of the singers’ accounts. It reports that the reason for blocking them were the restrictive measures imposed against Russian singers by the US and the EU within the 14th sanctions package.

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