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One of Russia’s largest telecommunications operator, Rostelecom, has suspended YouTube in the central region of Omsk after prosecutors urged the company to block the website amidst the growing tension over the anti-Islam film trailer of ‘Innocence of Muslims’.

The video has sparked outrage in the Islamic world, and the local prosecutors urged Rostelecom to stop the distribution of the video. Several courts across the nation have also asked telecom operators to block access to the videos for fears that it may instigate extremist views and actions.

Rostelecom’s spokesperson, however, said that the company blocked YouTube over piracy and illegal content being disseminated.

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