Google bans Russian state media from generating revenue on its platforms

The US Internet giant Google announced that it had “suspended” the possibility of generating revenue on its various platforms for Russian state-funded media, in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

This decision came after similar measures taken by Google’s YouTube and the American social network Facebook.


“In response to the war in Ukraine, we are suspending the possibility for Russian state-funded media to generate revenue from their activities on our platforms,” ​​a Google spokesperson said in a statement.

“We are closely monitoring new developments and will take other measures if necessary,” the statement added.

YouTube announced hours earlier that it would block some Russian networks from making money through the videos they broadcast on the platform.

“In light of the exceptional circumstances in Ukraine, we are taking a number of steps… Our teams have begun suspending the ability to generate revenue on YouTube for some networks, including RT, globally,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement, referring to the funded television network. from the Russian government.

On Friday, Facebook announced that it was banning Russian state media from broadcasting ads and reaping revenue from its activities on its platform.

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