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Twitter, YouTube, Facebook ban ads

It’s been more than three days since Russian invasion from Ukrainesocial media platforms, including: YouTubeTwitter and facebook have made announcements regarding advertisements on their respective platforms so that users are not distracted by irrelevant information. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how these platforms will now function for “Russian State Media”. Also read – Twitter Tips: Add content warning to multimedia tweets

YouTube

according to a report by Reutersgoogle has banned the Russian state-owned company from advertising and monetizing on YouTube. According to the report, YouTube said in a statement that it is “discontinuing the ability of a number of channels to monetize YouTube, including several Russian channels affiliated with recent sanctions.” Also read – BJP Chief JP Nadda’s Twitter Account Briefly Hacked, Soliciting Donations for Russia

With this ban, channels, including RT in question, will appear a lot less in recommendations. They will also be restricted in Ukraine due to “a government request”. For the inexperienced, Ukrainian digital minister Mykhailo Fedorov had previously requested YouTube to stop Russian propaganda on the platform. Also read – Russia-Ukraine conflict: Russia partially restricts access to Facebook

facebook

Facebook has banned “Russian state media” from running ads and monetizing content on the platform. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, made the announcement on Twitter Friday. According to his tweet: “We are now” Russian state media bans showing ads or make money on our platform anywhere in the world. We also continue to apply labels to other Russian state media. These changes have already started rolling out and will continue into the weekend.”

Following this, a Facebook blog was published on the same topic. According to the blog, “We are taking comprehensive measures to curb the spread of misinformation by expanding our capacity for third-party fact-checking in Russian and Ukrainian. We are also providing greater transparency around state-controlled media, banning Russian advertising state media and demonize their accounts.”

For the inexperienced, Russia has “partially restricted” Facebook access in the country for censoring its four media outlets. According to Facebook, the Russian technology and communications regulator had ordered the social media platform to “stop fact-checking and labeling state media content”. However, Facebook declined to comply.

Twitter

Twitter has announced that it will temporarily suspend advertisements in Ukraine and Russia so that public safety information is more visible. According to the official tweet, “We are temporarily pausing advertising in Ukraine and Russia to ensure that critical public safety information is heightened and advertising does not detract from it.” Twitter has also pointed to some security measures it is taking for people in Ukraine.

The microblogging platform “proactively monitors tweets to detect platform tampering” and takes “enforcement action” against them. Twitter is currently monitoring the accounts of journalists, government officials, activists and other high-profile accounts. However, Russia has blocked Twitter in the country, The Verge reports. The company has acknowledged that Twitter is being restricted for some people in Russia.





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