Because "hunters on the oligarchs", Russian Federation may block YouTube

Sex Lies And Yachts...Russia's Monkey Business

Alexey Navalny, the key opposition figure in Russian Federation, said today that his site Navalny.com has been blocked in Russian Federation.

"Roskomnadzor has begun blocking Navalny.com on Deripaska's demand".

Navalny in trouble with Russian government and Google over video supposedly capturing a hush-hush meeting on a yacht.

Russia's telecommunications regulator said it had ordered service providers to block access to the website of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose team dug up Instagram posts that showed metals magnate Oleg Deripaska and deputy prime minister Sergey Prikhodko socializing on a yacht in Norway.

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Deripaska won the court order against a woman whose Instagram posts, book excerpts and open-source data Navalny used to establish a connection between the billionaire and Prikhodko.

"Since not all internet service providers in Russian Federation are able to cut access to individual web pages, they may be forced to block YouTube and Instagram if the companies fail to comply with the Roskomnadzor order". For his part, Deripaska insists he just wants the specific photos and videos removed, not access to these entire sites.

This is not Navalny's first attempt to link Russia's business leaders to the political elite.

She has more than 60,000 followers on Instagram where she has posted scantily-clad or naked snaps of herself and a video of herself having sex.

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"It's impossible for internet providers to block certain pages on Instagram and YouTube", and they'll have to block the services unless the material singled out by the watchdog is deleted, said Karen Kazaryan, chief analyst at the Russian Association for Electronic Communications, an internet lobby group. Such moves, usually implemented through Rozkomnadzor by its own initiative or at the request of courts or the General Prosecutor, consists of blacklists, regulations, intimidations, and cyber-attacks.

According to Navalny, the video shot by Rybka shows her, Deripaska, and Prikhodko talking about how the deputy prime minister met Victoria Nuland, at the time the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and a frequent critic of Russian Federation. YouTube told the Times it hadn't yet figured out how to respond to Russia's threat.

Rybka posted videos and photos in 2016 that appear to show Deripaska on his yacht talking with Prikhodko. In fact, it's quite likely that the former accusations are the real target here, while the photographs are simply the lightning rod drawing attention to them.

The Kremlin has tried various tactics to suppress Russian citizens' right to free speech online over the years. Navalny called the action against his investigation "a brazen act of censorship" and urged followers to "spread this video wherever you can". The 25-minute video soon went viral, pulling in millions of views.

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Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation routinely publish investigations targeting corruption in companies and government in Russian Federation.

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