Youtube Disables Monetization For Some Russian Channels Amidst The Ukraine Crisis.

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Following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, nations around the world imposed wide penalties on Russian firms, banks, and politicians.

Due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, YouTube stated on Saturday that it would prohibit specific Russian channels from selling their videos, among other restrictions.

“We’re taking a number of initiatives in light of the exceptional circumstances in Ukraine,” a Google subsidiary representative said in a statement on Saturday.

“Our teams have begun to pause the ability for some channels to monetise on YouTube, including RT’s YouTube channels globally,” said the spokesperson, referring to the Russian state-funded news organization.

Ads that display when consumers watch YouTube videos are how YouTube channels make money.

Facebook also said on Friday that it would prohibit Russian state media from using its platform to run advertisements and monetize.

Following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, nations around the world imposed wide penalties on Russian firms, banks, and politicians.

“As always, our teams are actively monitoring new developments, including considering what any new sanctions and export regulations may mean for YouTube,” a spokesman for the company said..

In addition to limiting advertising, YouTube said it would limit recommendations to the same channels and would “continue to actively surface authoritative news material” in search results relating to Russia and Ukraine.

YouTube has announced that videos from RT and a number of other channels will be “limited.”

including some for “coordinated deceptive practices,” the term the company uses for disinformation.


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