RT and Sputnik will have their channels blocked on YouTube

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By Euronews
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It comes after Facebook on Monday blocked both outlets on its platforms in European Union countries.

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Sputnik and RT (formerly Russia Today) will have their channels blocked on YouTube, Google told Euronews in a statement. 

"Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, we’re blocking YouTube channels connected to RT and Sputnik across Europe, effective immediately," Google said. 

"It’ll take time for our systems to fully ramp up. Our teams continue to monitor the situation around the clock to take swift action."

It comes after Facebook on Monday blocked both outlets on its platforms in European Union countries. 

“We have received requests from several governments and the European Union to take further action regarding Russian state-controlled media,” wrote Nick Clegg, vice president of Meta, on his Twitter account. He had justified the suspension by "the exceptional nature of the situation".

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