YouTube Is Spreading Fake News About Russia

According to the report gotten from Reuters, they revealed that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Russian businessman and founder of the Wagner Group who is also known as “Putin’s chef”, has submitted a formal request to the Prosecutor General to conduct an audit of YouTube’s activities and to consider declaring the American company Google LLC “undesirable” in the Russian Federation.

Prigozhin claims that since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a “full-scale information war” has been launched against the Russian Federation, involving the extensive use of “disinformation and negative attitudes inculcated via YouTube”.

In his request, Prigozhin alleges that YouTube is spreading fake news, publishes Russophobic content, is calling for the overthrow of the government in Russia, etc.

According to Putin’s chef, there are “perfectly good equivalents of YouTube” in Russia, such as VK, Rutube, Odnoklassniki and Zen.

He also urged the prosecutor’s office to restrict access to YouTube.

“Russians’ outrage about why Roskomnadzor [the Russian Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media] has not yet blocked YouTube, where they are being openly humiliated and insulted, continues to grow.”

“People are worried that all this Russophobic content can be seen by their children. The time calls for tougher measures, because the fines that have been imposed have not stopped these flagrant violations.”; He said.

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