Urgant found pluses in possible YouTube slowdown

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The host of Channel One, Ivan Urgant, in an ironic manner commented on the proposal of the head of the Federation Council commission on information policy and interaction with the media, Alexei Pushkov, to slow down YouTube for the May holidays. The comedian found several advantages in possible sanctions against American video hosting. An excerpt from the program “Evening Urgant” is available on YouTube.

The showman called Pushkov's idea “very correct”, because the official himself will rest on the holidays, while someone else will have to “hold the valve that slows down YouTube” for ten days.

“For me, slowing down YouTube has always been a plus. Because it means that I will be able to watch the author's program of Alexei Pushkov, Postscript, not for an hour, but for three hours, ”joked Urgant. He added that Russian children will watch the cartoon “Masha and the Bear” at slow speed – just like rapper Guf (Alexey Dolmatov) usually sees it.

Pushkov's proposal to temporarily slow down YouTube came on April 24. A member of the upper house of parliament believes that the sanctions against video hosting will force its moderators to start removing illegal content.

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