YouTube may be forced to comply with Russian laws if the authorities find violations in the platform’s actions in relation to RT channels, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, APA reports citing TASS.
"If our regulating agencies come to the conclusion that this indeed violates our legislation, then we cannot and should not rule out the possibility of taking measures to force this platform to comply with our laws," Peskov said.
He was also asked if YouTube's actions present an extreme case that could lead to the platform’s ban. "There is no such thing as an ‘extreme case’. Any violation of the law is an extreme case. Surely, there should be zero tolerance for such violations of the law," Peskov emphasized.