US-EU Alignment on Tech Policy Shaky in Face of Russian Aggression

As Russia’s war in Ukraine plays out for the world on social media, big tech platforms are moving to restrict Russian state media from using their platforms to spread propaganda and misinformation.

After the European Union’s president called for a ban on Russian state media, a wave of tech companies blocked the channels from their platforms.

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Some of the world’s biggest tech platforms are rolling out unprecedented actions designed to stem the tide of Kremlin-sponsored disinformation surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Following calls from the Ukrainian government, European lawmakers, and sanctions doled out by the EU, social media platforms including YouTube and Facebook have responded swiftly.

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