Censorship: Youtube deletes then restores as flagged a documentary on Ukraine
Youtube deletes Oliver Stone's documentary, "Ukraine on Fire", and then restores it, albeit as flagged, following a severe public backlash.
Following its active participation in censorship against Russian-state content on its platform, Youtube has gone a step further and removed a famous documentary made by award-winning producer Oliver Stone, entitled "Ukraine on Fire."
The documentary features executive producer Oliver Stone interviewing key figures around the 2014 events in Ukraine, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich, and describes how Ukrainian ultranationalism came to prominence in the country. The documentary also sheds light on the US-engineered 2014 coup, according to social media activists.
The film's director, Igor Lopatonok, and a number of social media activists denounced Youtube's policy, with outlets later saying that Youtube merely flagged the content, but did not remove it.
Our film was canceled from YouTube there is a proof pic.twitter.com/iDuEYKIr1g— Igor Lopatonok (@lopatonok) March 9, 2022
Lopatonok then decided to upload the film on Rumble and Vimeo so that people would have free access to it.
#YouTube #BigTech deleted #UkraineOnFire film from our production official channel, I'm asking everyone who like our film to download it from our Vimeo here and post it everywhere. As a copyright holder we giving to you - The People that rightshttps://t.co/k5fDPb5VPO pic.twitter.com/cMv2lrRV9A— Igor Lopatonok (@lopatonok) March 9, 2022