In Russia, they plan to create a black list of YouTube bloggers

In Russia, they plan to create a black list of YouTube bloggers

The Public Chamber of Russia plans to create a black list of Russian bloggers who publish content on YouTube and do not transfer to Russian platforms. This is reported by TASS with reference to the member of the commission of the Public Chamber on the development of the information community, mass media and mass communications Alexander Malkevich. He made his statement during the round table, which was called “Yours among strangers? Russian bloggers on extremist foreign platforms.”

Malkevich claims that the list will include those who “knowingly do not work in Russian social networks, positioning themselves as Russian bloggers.” He also stated that this initiative is only one of the stages of the program to stimulate the transition of bloggers to domestic platforms.

Malkevich believes that this list should be the basis for taking some measures against those who do not work in Russian social networks. “Legislators should have their say here, because if you don’t switch to our platforms, then you want to hide your income, either out of stupidity, or out of habit, or you are conducting hostile activities,” said a member of the Public Chamber.

According to Malkevich, YouTube is an “effective information weapon of the West” with a multibillion-dollar audience, and children fall under the influence of bloggers there. Therefore, the first part of the “black list” will include bloggers working for a children’s audience.

Earlier editions of “Meduza” and “The Bell” published material in which it was stated that the Russian authorities on the basis of the social network VK (“VKontakte”) support the creation of video hosting, which could in the future become the “killer of YouTube” – that is, replace video hosting YouTube, if a decision was made to block ego in Russia. The project is headed by Stepan Kovalchuk, the grandson of Mikhail Kovalchuk, head of the Kurchatov Institute, who is part of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

  • Recently, calls to block YouTube video hosting on the territory of the country have become increasingly common in Russia. Members of the Federation Council and deputies of the State Duma made such a demand. Last year, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the private military company “Wagner”, contacted the Prosecutor General’s Office about this. He also demanded that the activities of the Google company, which owns YouTube, be recognized as undesirable on the territory of Russia.



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