YouTube and Instagram face Russian bans

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43058399

        Russia's internet censor blacklisted material on both services
        after a court ruled that it violated billionaire Oleg
        Deripaska's privacy rights.  However, Alexei Navalny has
        refused to remove the videos and photos, which he claims are
        evidence of corruption.  A Wednesday deadline has been set.
        If neither Mr Navalny nor the US tech firms involved delete or
        otherwise block local access to the imagery by the end of the
        day, then Russia's ISPs will be required to take action
        themselves.  A group representing the industry has indicated
        that this could result in all local access to the social
        networks being curtailed since ISPs lack the facility to
        censor specific posts.  "It's impossible for internet
        providers to block certain pages on Instagram and YouTube," a
        spokeswoman for the Russian Association for Electronic
        Communications told the BBC.

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