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YouTube disables channels over 'Chinese disinformation' on Hong Kong

YouTube disables channels over 'Chinese disinformation' on Hong Kong
Friday 23
4:0 2019

YouTube is banned in mainland China but is available in Hong Kong YouTube has disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests, days after similar campaigns on Twitter and Facebook were dismantled. Shane Huntley, a security leader at Google - which owns the video streaming platform - said the discovery of the channels was "consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter". The social media sites removed accounts on Monday that they said had engaged in a state-backed campaign to undermine demonstrations in Hong Kong. Protests ...

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Summary: YouTube has disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests, days after similar campaigns on Twitter and Facebook were dismantled.

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