Your Favourite Russian Political Content Will Likely Migrate to Russian Websites Soon

This post is for those that watch and follow Russian language and pro-Russian content on platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook. I believe that very soon, you will only be able to watch and read this kind of content on Russian services like Yandex and RuTube…

A combo of Western censorship and Russian retaliatory measures will bring about this reality. Recently, because of the censorship of Russian content, the Roskomnadzor, the Russian government media watchdog, slowed down Twitter and similar can happen to YouTube. But before the notoriously slow Roskomnadzor comes around, censorship of Russian content will force content creators to migrate to other platforms, and you may have noticed that currently YouTube rarely offers Solovyov or RT, and that other Russian content creators complain about their videos being removed, their monetisation withdrawn and other problems.

One of my favourite YouTubers that I have known for 10 years, ever since he lived in Ukraine and wrote a blog, Yuri Podolyaka recently made the migration.

Roskomnadzor’s Decision To Slow Down Twitter is Already Bearing Fruit

The butthurt already produced some interesting creative diarrhea…

Roskomnadzor should not stop there, and should ban Facebook, Google and YouTube in Russia. Block it, and make it accessible only through VPN. Social media websites of a hostile country should not do business in Russia. Russia has alternatives to these apps that need to be developed further.

Russia Slows Down Twitter

Roskomnadzor, the Russian agency that monitors and sanctions media has decided to slow down Twitter…

RIA Novosti reports that such a decision was taken because the website refuses to block illegal content. The moderators of Twitter have allegedly failed to remove 3,168 publications containing calls for suicide, child pornography and about the use of drugs.

That is, Roskomnadzor does not care that people with a pro-Russian opinion (see here and here) are massively being blocked by US social media sites, and they come up with a lame justification for why an American tech giant should have their work made more difficult in Russia.

I personally believe that American websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube ought to be blocked in Russia (a market of 150 million people) as an answer to US and Western sanctions. These billion dollar businesses would be easier to ban than food imports. It is not like Facebook is something you necessarily need for living.