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Possible YouTube ban in Russia in 2021


Currently (on 30 Dec 2020) there is a draft legislation has been passed in Duma, Russian parliament, that will allow authorities to ban the websites for "discriminating Russian media's content". This legislation was passed after authorities received several complaints from the Russian media that their accounts were being censored by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Also, Russian political activist Alexey Navalny published a video on his YouTube channel, where he accuses FSB, Russian security service, of attempting to kill him.

Will YouTube be blocked in Russia in 2021?

This question will be resolved positively if, according to at least 3 independent media reports, the entire Youtube website is blocked in Russia for at least 7 consecutive days in 2021. Otherwise it will be resolved negatively.

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