YouTube shuts down Russian parliament channel

YouTube has shut down Russia’s State Duma channel, triggering backlash from top Russian officials as the war in Ukraine extends into cyberspace.

The channel, which streams sessions from the lower house of Russia‘s Federal Assembly, violated the terms of service, the internet video behemoth indicated Saturday. Now, YouTube faces demands from Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor to restore the channel immediately as part of an escalating censorship war between Russia and Big Tech.

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