RKN demanded from Facebook to unblock the broadcast about Gagarin's flight into space

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 Roskomnadzor demanded that Facebook remove restrictions on the broadcast dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space. The press service of the department announced this on Saturday, April 10.


Due to the refusal of the social network to remove prohibited content on March 10, Roskomnadzor began to slow down its work in the Russian Federation
We are talking about a live broadcast, which was conducted by the RT channel the day before. It was attended by cosmonauts Andrei Borisenko, Sergei Ryazansky and Anna Kikina. The broadcast was conducted on the channel's official Facebook account. However, it was blocked by the administration of the social network under the pretext of copyright infringement, Roskomnadzor stressed.

"Such actions of the American Internet company again violate the key principles of the free flow of information and constitute an act of censorship that restricts access to materials about Russia's achievements in space, the development of domestic technologies and science, which made it possible to carry out the first ever manned flight into space," the message says. press service of the department.

This is not the first time a social network has blocked Russian video materials. So, on March 12, Roskomnadzor demanded that Google remove the restrictions imposed on the film “Crimea. Way to Homeland ”on YouTube video hosting and explain the reasons for their introduction. The department stressed that the film does not contain any prohibited information. Roskomnadzor considered the actions of the YouTube administration unacceptable.
RKN demanded from Facebook to unblock the broadcast about Gagarin's flight into space
RKN demanded from Facebook to unblock the broadcast about Gagarin's flight into space

At the end of the same month, the department has repeatedly demanded to remove restrictions from the documentary film “Rzhev. 500 days on fire ” introduced on the YouTube platform. The video hosting administration in mid-March imposed restrictions on viewing a movie on the video hosting platform for people under 18 years old.


As explained in Roskomnadzor, the film, published on the official channel of the Russian media "BelRos", has an age limit of 16 years, and the restriction set by YouTube makes it impossible for teenagers from 16 to 18 to watch the film.
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