Without Silicon Valley’s continuing goodwill, the Kremlin’s information machine is in trouble.
Ben Dubow is founder of Omelas, which specializes in data and analysis on how states manipulate the web a nonresident fellow at CEPA.
On September 29, RT DE, a property of the Russian government and YouTube’s fourth most-watched German news channel, went dark. The day before, YouTube had issued new guidelines on vaccine misinformation and as a result removed a video from RT DE. When the channel attempted to upload the banned video to a sister channel, YouTube banned both.