YouTube Banned In Russia? Sort Of

Update: Here’s YouTube’s official word on the matter:

We have received reports that a district court in Russia has ordered a local ISP to block access to YouTube. We are looking into the matter and are working to ensure that service is not interrupted.

Original: YouTube has been banned by a court in Russia’s Far East.

RT reports that the court in Komsomolsk-on-Amur has ordered local ISP Rosnet to block YouTube along with four other sites.

Apparently, a video titled “Russia for Russians” on the video-sharing site has been the main driver of its ban in the Russian Far East.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at