Now Google Bans Russian State-funded Media From Receiving Money From Ads on Websites, Apps, And YT Videos

Mohd Sohail

After Facebook barred Russian state-funded media from running advertising or monetizing on their platform, Google now prohibits Russian state-funded media from earning revenues from advertisements on their websites, apps, and YouTube videos.

As Russia marches into Ukraine, it is met with opposition not only by the Ukrainian army and people, but also from the rest of the world. After so many nations imposed sanctions on Russia, directly affecting various Russian industries such as army exports, oil refinaries, and so on, tech behemoths such as Google are now embracing an anti-Russian stance as well.

Earlier this week, Russia’s communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, accused Facebook of violating “the rights and freedoms of Russian individuals.” Facebook has announced that it will continue to fact-check and label information uploaded by Russian state-run news organisations.

Twitter has also paused adverts in Russia and Ukraine in order to prevent disinformation from spreading in those countries. It also curtailed its tweet suggestions, which display tweets from persons they do not follow on their profile. NetBlocks reported yesterday that Twitter has been blocked by practically all major internet service providers in Russia since the morning of February 26th.

Now, Google is taking a tough stance against Russian-owned media by prohibiting monetization, which will prevent them from generating any money from adverts on their websites, apps, and YouTube videos.

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