Google Maps has provided free access to satellite images of Russian military installations. Now visual information about the military infrastructure of the Russian Federation may fall into the hands of the Ukrainian armed forces.
In the past, the Americans have given access to such high-quality images of Russian installations in Syria, which allowed Washington to avoid responsibility for the direct transfer of classified data to terrorists.
On the one hand, Google makes it possible to distribute images that should not be available to the public. On the other hand, the YouTube video hosting service owned by this company blocks the channels of Russian state media, which include branches of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company: Krasnodar, Stavropol, Bashkortostan, Kuzbass, Novosibirsk and Vainakh in Chechnya.
Roskomnadzor demanded that the Western company stop the vicious practice of blocking the channels of state-owned Russian mass media. Such actions violate the principles of free dissemination of information and access to it.
Earlier, the head of the Human Rights Council, Valery Fadeev, said that for numerous fakes about the special operation, there is a desire to block YouTube in the Russian Federation, but in this case, the Russian side will lose the opportunity to convey its point of view to a wide audience.
I want to block YouTube, but how then to promote my understanding, my interpretation, my truth? I don't have a clear answer here.
Fadeev said in an interview RIA News.