YouTube - another social network that can be blocked

Anton Gorelkin, deputy chairman of the State Duma's Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications, warned that YouTube could soon be blocked if video hosting did not comply with Roskomnadzor's request.

“The government’s decision to block Instagram is a clear signal. If video hosting continues to be used as a weapon of information warfare, the same will happen with YouTube in the coming days", Gorelkin said.

He says the Russian government has good reason to block YouTube. The list of violations by the platform is very long. These include evading the blocking of "illegal and subversive" material, the distribution of unreliable materials on special operations in Donbass, and the disregard for the rights of Russian users. He says this is unacceptable.

Earlier, Roskomnadzor announced that access to Instagram had been banned in Russia at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office, Rambler said.