Russia May Block Youtube And Instagram

Russia May Block Youtube And Instagram

That clip was spotted by the team of anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose investigation into the circumstances around it found that Deripaska was aboard his yacht off the coast of Norway and was joined by Russia's deputy prime minister Sergei Prikhodko.

Mr. Navalny used Ms. Vashukevich's material to compile a video investigation, posted last week, claiming that the trip was a bribe from Mr. Deripaska to Mr. Prikhodko, that Ms. Vashukevich was a high-class escort and that she was one of "several" prostitutes aboard the yacht.

Instagram has not yet commented on the matter but an anonymous source from YouTube claims that, whilst it has sent messages to those who uploaded the videos, it has not asked them to remove them.

"The site remains accessible through some service providers, but this is temporary", he added.

"Nastya Rybka" was one of four sexily-dressed women who entered the Navalny organization's Moscow headquarters last September and were filmed by a crew from Russia's Life News, who "just happened" to be passing by with professional equipment, Navalny says in his YouTube video.

Deripaska has been linked to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has been indicted in USA special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

In the 2000s, Deripaska was barred from entering the United States after the State Department raised questions about possible connections to Russian organised crime groups.

The court's decision on the interim measures was taken on the evening of February 9, so Instagram had three working days under the law, that is, until the evening of February 14, to remove the posts.

The businessman filed the suit after Alexey Navalny published his investigation based on Vashukevich's posts and book.

The Interfax news agency reported on February 15 that on the basis of a court ruling, Roskomnadzor was taking measures to restrict access to Web sites that had posted personal information about persons mentioned in Navalny's video investigation.

Instagram photos were also among those that the watchdog wanted to block, though Rybka, whose pseudonym means "fish", appears to have deleted the original images of Deripaska from her account. "Roskomnadzor [Russian media censor] started blocking at Deripaska's request".

On February 15, Alexey Navalny said Roskomnadzor had blocked access to his website in Russian Federation. Navalny is asking that they do not accede to the government's demands.

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