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Social media platforms ban Russian state media in the EU

By Nicholas Wallace
  • 01 Mar 2022 13:15
  • 01 Mar 2022 13:15
Facebook, YouTube and TikTok have all announced they will block the accounts of Russian state broadcasters RT and Sputnik in the EU, due to the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine.
Microsoft also says it won't display RT or Sputnik content on websites such as, and will down-rank them in search

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Nicholas Wallace


Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.

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