RT’s auf Sendung channel was removed from YouTube without explanation on Thursday, just hours after RT DE launched a round-the-clock TV broadcast in Germany.
The much anticipated German-language channel had gone on air, with RT’s auf Sendung page set up on YouTube to allow the internet audience to watch it live.
Five hours later, the platform had removed the page from its website for unspecified reasons.
You can WATCH the live broadcast of the new channel on RT DE’s official website.
YouTube took down two German-language YouTube channels in September: RT DE (and Der Fehlende Part) due to alleged violations of its community guidelines. Following the decision, RT’s editor-in-chief branded it a “declaration of media war against Russia by Germany,” and called on Moscow to respond. RT DE had been the fourth-most important German-language news source, beating Deutsche Welle (and a few other news broadcasters) before it was removed.