Google has joined other tech giants to on Friday as the company announced that it’s halting all advertising in Russia due to the country’s invasion in Ukraine. The ban also includes ads on its YouTube streaming platform.
According to an official statement, the ban applies to the advertisements on YouTube, Google’s search engine as well as display marketing. Talking about the ban, the company said, “In light of the extraordinary circumstances, we’re pausing Google ads in Russia. The situation is evolving quickly, and we will continue to share updates when appropriate.”
Google’s ban comes shortly after Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor asked the tech giant on Thursday to stop showing online ads that include false political information. Additionally, the watchdog asked Google to change its ad-moderation policies.
This ban comes as earlier this week several social networking platforms including Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook banned advertisements on their platforms in Russia.