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Chat platforms like Telegram, WhatsApp avoid being blocked by Russia

Firstpost | 19/03/2022 11:18 AM | Click to read full article

Chat platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram have avoided being blocked by Russia unlike some of the world's biggest social networks in a tenuous tolerance that experts warn could end suddenly.

YouTube, which has barred channels linked to Russian state media globally, was on 18 March 2022, also facing a direct threat of being blocked after Russia's media regulator, Roskomnadzor, accused the site's owner Google of being "anti-Russian".