Google company excluded Russia Today TV channel from the list of premium video services of Youtube hosting, which Google sells to advertising customers. Bloomberg reported that quoting the company’s press secretary.
The respective decision was made after Russian agents used digital platforms to affect the course of U.S. presidential election. Google, along with Facebook, Inc. and Twitter, Inc. had to testify before the Senate and the House of Representatives. Youtube appeared to be in the spotlight, while the U.S. Congress looks into Russia Today’s role in activities of the Russian government.
Previously, Russia Today’s Youtube channel belonged to Google Preferred, the list of popular channels for marketing experts.
Earlier, the U.S. government insisted that Russia Today would register as a foreign agent; however, the channel’s management claimed such step would result in ‘the limits that make working in this country impossible.’