YouTube expanded sanctions against Russian creators prohibiting them to make money with ads.
A spokesperson for YouTube told Gizmodo that the video-sharing platform suspended YouTube Premium, Channel Memberships, Super Chat, and Merchandise for all creators from Russia. However, they still can earn money from ads and other monetization products shown to users in countries outside of Russia, the spokesperson added.
This means that Russian creators won’t be able to monetize content from viewers in Russia, but can still make money from ads and other monetization products shown to users in countries outside of Russia.
The move comes after TikTok also blocked Russian content makers from uploading new videos, live streaming and viewing foreign content. The Chinese app noted it will continue to evaluate the "evolving circumstances in Russia" to determine when it might resume its services.
To The Moon earlier reported that members of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) supported Ukraine amid the ongoing geopolitical disaster. The investors particularly donated over $1 million in ether (ETH) to Ukraine's official ETH address.