YouTube imposed restrictions on accessing the movie “Crimea … The Way Back Home”, describing it as “unacceptable” or “offensive to a portion of the audience.”
The special tag is placed on the cover of the film published on “YouTube channel” Russia-24.
For his part, the author of the film, journalist Andrei Kondrashov, said that the number of views of this film is increasing with the approaching anniversary of the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol, with the motherland Russia. According to Kondrashov, the film is of interest to schoolchildren and university students.
The journalist added, “YouTube does not want as many people as possible to be able to see the truth. Therefore, the site, in its usual way, obstructs the right of Russian citizens to obtain information.”
Kondrashov pointed out that “YouTube” took a similar position from the film “Beslan” by Alexander Rogatkin. Kondrashov stressed that the film completely repeats the footage published by six television companies, most of them Western, and adhering to views that contradict the Russian view of the events in Beslan.
The journalist said, “Why do they not block these films shown by Western channels? We have not received an answer yet. We are facing a concrete wall that can only be cut through the courts, Russian legislation, and fines.”