The latest of the tech giants to join the sanctions against state digital media outlets in Russia Google has been when announcing this Sunday, February 27, that it will prevent them from monetizing content in their platforms like the web in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“In response to the war in Ukraine, we paused the monetization of Russian state-funded media on our platforms,” a spokesperson for Google it’s a statement.
“We are actively monitoring the development of events and will take further action if necessary,” said the most used search engine in the world.
The announcement is added to the one already made by YouTube, a platform that integrates the grill of applications of Googlewhich revealed that Russian state-funded media outlets would also not monetize for their videos, among those affected is RussiaToday (RT) regularly accused by the authorities of contributing to disinformation.
“In light of the exceptional circumstances in Ukraine, we are taking a number of measures,” a company spokesperson said.
“Our teams have begun to suspend the ability for some networks to generate revenue on YouTube, including RT channels around the world,” he added.