Russia Threatens Buzzfeed Ban For Posting Censored Content
Russia's media agency has sent a warning letter to Buzzfeed, insisting they remove a post containing a censored video, or face a total ban.By Matt Picht | December 5, 2014
Putin's media censors aren't messing around this time — Russia's media agency has threatened to shut down Buzzfeed.
Ok, so the outlet isn't actually banned yet. Buzzfeed posted this notice from the country's communication agency to their site Friday, which faults the site for posting prohibited content in a story published Wednesday.
The content in question involved Buzzfeed's reporting on an attack by Islamist militants in Russia's troubled Chechnya region, which killed 19 people. The site included video from the rebel's media center, which is blacklisted in Russia.