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Netflix is being accused of distributing “gay propaganda” in Russia

Reuters is pushing forward with news that Russia has begun investigating Netflix for what is described as “gay propaganda” and, if found guilty, it could have its service temporarily suspended in the country.

Netflix is being accused of distributing "gay propaganda" in Russia

Netflix is being accused of distributing “gay propaganda” in Russia (Image: Netflix)

The company was initially accused by the Public Commissioner for the Protection of Families, who noted that some Netflix content with LGBTQIA+ themes was considered suitable for 16-year-olds.

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  • The publication notes that, in Russia, the law does not allow the distribution of “non-traditional sexual relations advertisement” to people under 18 years of age.

    In reaction, Netflix says it has not found any LGBTQIA+ content in the 16-year-old series. The complaint will now be evaluated by the Ministry of Interior and, in addition to a temporary suspension of its service, Netflix may have to pay a fine of up to one million rubles, around $14,500.

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