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Residents of Crimea told about problems with access to YouTube without VPN services

The residents of the occupied Crimea have interrupted YouTube video hosting, the Crimean Wind telegram channel reported. According to its subscribers, users of the popular Miranda-Media provider, the subsidiary of the Rostelecom operator on the peninsula, started having problems this afternoon. Everything worked with VPN services.

The director of the Internet Protection Society and the author of the ZaTelecom telegram channel, Mikhail Klimarev, said that problems with access to YouTube were confirmed by several of his readers, users of Miranda-Media and another provider, Tavrida Telecom.

Mediazona was told about the existence of interruptions when trying to open YouTube by two residents of Sevastopol who use the services of Miranda. At the same time, according to them, the hosting has worked intermittently for the past few days and sometimes opened.

Russian authorities have fined Google, the owner of YouTube, several times since 2021 for refusing to remove content at their request, including including videos related to the war in Ukraine. In particular, due to two fines, the amount of which was tied to the company's turnover in Russia, the total amount is about 30 billion rubles.

At the same time, Roskomnadzor began to threaten in response to slow down the service in Russia, as they did with Twitter. Russian deputies regularly talk about the possible blocking of YouTube. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other foreign platforms have been blocked in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, their audience in Russia was lower than that of YouTube, which, according to SimilarWeb, now ranks third in terms of traffic in Russia. restrictions on individual Google servers, which also affected the work of YouTube in Russia.


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