After the ban of Chinese apps in India, Chinese content is under doubt worldwide. Countries like US, Japan are also planning to ban Chinese apps.
While there is talk of going on tensions on the LAC between India and China. In fact, US is also gets angry with China. The result is that the US firms has showed strictness on China. In this matter, Google has taken a big action; deleted over 2500 YouTube channels of China. They allege it that all these channels were trying to spread misleading information. The ban on Chinese App Tik-Tok in US is also floating.
Google has deleted over 2,500 YouTube channels linked with China. Tech Giant have blocked these channels from the video sharing platform for spreading false data. Google, owned by Alphabet, said that we deleted these channels from YouTube among April and June. They did this as a part of our ongoing research for influenza operations involving China.
YouTube reported that malicious, non-political content usually posted on these channels. But there were additionally a few things linked to politics. Google gave this report in its quarterly bulletin of the service running for misleading material. Although Google didn’t bring to light the names of those channels, it gave some other clue. The firm said that links to video with similar action seen on Twitter. Social media analytics company Graphika spotted them in the Deception battle in April.
Information Provided in Quarterly Bulletin:
Google was examining these YouTube channels of false hype for a long time. They have taken this action against the YouTube channels of China from April to June. While giving a statement about this, Google said that they have taken this action after investigating the Influence Operation related to China. All these channels were in the spam and non-political category. But things related to politics were being shared in them.
Names of Channels Not Disclosed:
However, Google officials did not give any clue about the names of those 2500 Chinese channels removed from YouTube. But they report those channels as spam while being observed. For this, Graphika’s services of social media analytics taken for analysis. They found those Chinese channels were spreading fake news. These channels also used Twitter to spread their fake news. In fact, they also shared their YouTube links on Twitter.
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