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The Russian Social Media Ban in Ukraine, Explained

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has signed a National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine decree from April 28, 2017, which will block access to Russian social media sites “VKontakte” and “Odnoklassniki”. All “Yandex” services have also been banned, as well as the business management software, 1C. Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk spoke to Svitlana Matviyenko, a media and information war researcher about what the Ukrainian government wants to achieve with the ban, what it means for democracy and what are the positive sides of this decision on May 16, 2017. Get up to speed on Ukraine. Follow Hromadske! Ukraine, Explained. Facebook: Twitter: YouTube:

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