Conservatives fear censorship of Russians could be turned against them
The West's effort to curb pro-Russian websites and media outlets in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is driven by lopsided business interests that could eventually censor conservatives, critics say.
Major social media companies, including YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter, have moved to reduce Russian propaganda and disinformation on their platforms by aggressively banning or restricting content from Russian state media outlets such as RT, Sputnik, and others.
Conservatives say the social media giants' approach to censoring Russian content is hypocritical and could be aimed at Americans in the near future.
“We’re seeing Russia being globally deplatformed...