YouTube flags Oliver Stone’s latest documentary on Ukraine | News
Iit was revealed on Wednesday that Youtube had placed a warning on the 2016 documentary Ukraine on fire by the executive producer Pierre Olivier. Video streaming platform Rumble then announced that the producers had uploaded the film to its site.
“BREAKING NEWS: YouTube removed @TheOliverStone‘s documentary, ‘Ukraine on Fire.’ We believe the public should decide what they see, not Google executives. We’re proud to announce that the producers have uploaded the film to Rumble, allowing anyone who wants to see it,” Rumble tweeted.
On YouTube, when a user clicks on the movie through production company Global Tree Pictures’ channel, the screen goes black and displays an inappropriate content warning. However, viewers can still watch it by clicking that they want to continue.
Rumble is streaming the documentary for free. It can also be purchased on Amazon Prime. Global Tree Pictures appears to have created the Rumble account on Wednesday and has uploaded two videos so far.
Journalist Sharyl Attkisson claimed that in “recent experience” censorship will only serve to “[elevate] its importance and relevance.
Ukraine on fire is not Stone’s most recent documentary on Ukraine, as it also appeared in Reveal Ukraine in 2019. The latest movie is also reported on YouTube.
Stone interviewed famous Russian President Vladimir Putin and directed the blockbuster Snowdenwith Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the lead role.
Sean Stone, his son, was previously a presenter for RT, Russia’s state-sponsored English-language news outlet. Youtube RT removed of its platform in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
the Washington Examiner contacted YouTube parent company Google, as well as Rumble and Sean Stone, but received no response.
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