Google Pulls 2,500 fake&disinformation China-Linked YouTube Channels

-

YouTube said the channels were removed between April and June “as part of our ongoing investigation into coordinated influence operations linked to China.”

Google says it has deleted more than 2,500 YouTube channels tied to China as part of its effort to weed out disinformation on the videosharing platform.

The Alphabet-owned company said the channels were removed between April and June “as part of our ongoing investigation into coordinated influence operations linked to China.”

The channels generally posted “spammy, non-political content,” but a small subset touched on politics, the company said in a quarterly bulletin on disinformation operations.

Google did not identify the specific channels and provided few other details, except to link the videos to similar activity spotted by Twitter and to a disinformation campaign identified in April by social media analytics company Graphika.

The Chinese Embassy in the US didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Beijing has in the past denied allegations of spreading disinformation.

Disinformation seeded by foreign actors has emerged as a burning concern for American politicians and technologists alike since the 2016 presidential election, when Russian government-linked actors pumped hundreds of thousands of deceptive messages into the social media ecosystem.

Many have spent the past four years trying to avoid a repeat of 2016, with companies like Google and Facebook issuing regular updates on how they’re combating online propaganda.

The bulletin also mentioned activity tied to other countries, including Iran and Russia.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Latest news

Android Toll Fraud Malware Can Subscribe Users To Premium Services Without Consent

Toll fraud malware variants are reportedly targeting Android devices with API level 28 or Android 9.0 or older OS...

Intel Showcases 12th Generation Processors For Mobile Devices In India

Starting with the U and P series and moving up to the H and HX series are Intel's 12th...

Realme GT 2 Explorer Master Edition Launch Date Set For July 12

One of the earliest smartphones to include the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC is the Realme GT 2 Explorer...

Apple Music Subscribers Can Now Get Free Beats Flex Earphones But Conditions Apply

However, Apple Music customers who are students in India are not eligible for the brand-new free Beats Flex earphones...

Latest Updates

Must read

Noise ColorFit Pro 4, ColorFit Pro 4 Max With Bluetooth Calling Launched In India

On July 4, both of these Noise smartwatches will...

LockFile Ransomware Targets Server In Microsoft Exchange.

Google said the company has "seen a rise" in...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x