YouTube suspends ads from Russian state media, limits RT access

YouTube is suspending advertisements from Russian state-backed media including RT, and certain other accounts included in sanctions against Russia. — REUTERSIllustration

YouTube will stop running advertisements on channels from Russian state-backed media and certain other accounts included in sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

The video giant, part of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, will restrict access to state-funded RT, formerly known as Russia Today, and "a number of other channels” in Ukraine, YouTube said in a statement Saturday night. It will also limit the ways its system recommends those videos to viewers.

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