Donation Alerts, a Russian donation platform with state-linked capital, rejected SouthFront’s appeal regarding its censorship of SouthFront activities on the platform and declared that it permanently blocked our account.
Earlier in May, SouthFront already informed you about the situation with this platform and its censorship activities against our team. Short story long, just following the introduction of the US sanctions against SouthFront, Donation Alerts unilaterally decided to suspend SouthFront account despite the fact that its support team repeatedly confirmed that SouthFront activities on the platform are in full compliance with its Terms of Service. You can find details of this story HERE and HERE.
The irony of the situation is that Donation Alerts is a subsidiary of Mail.ru Group. The major shareholder in Mail.ru Group is Russia’s state-owned bank Sberbank (Sberbank of Russia). Therefore, SouthFront in fact was censored by a state-linked Russian company.
Now, fairy tales of the State Department about SouthFront – a ‘key Kremlin disinformation tool’ – sound especially funny as if one believes in this story, he should also believe that by some reason the Russian government decided to fight against its own ‘pillar of disinformation’.
It should be noted that in the current international situation, governments of any countries that seek to provide more or less independent foreign and internal policy should be interested in allowing the work of independent media platforms. Endavours like SouthFront are the last bastion of freedom of speech in the front of the tsunami of MSM lies and disinformation.
As to the actions of Donation Alerts against SouthFront, there are only two explanations of the situation:
- The leadership of the organization that sucks money from the Russian state is just enemies of Russia and provides policy designed to support any actions of globalists around the world;
- Staff of Donation Alerts’ Team responsible for censorship of SouthFront are globalists’ useful idiots.
In any case, the entire situation with Donation Alerts once again confirmed that SouthFront remains one of the few really independent media organizations on the existing media landscape.
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