YouTube removed hundreds of accounts
Blocked accounts used VPN services and other methods to hide their location.
Google has disabled more than 200 accounts in YouTube who tried to provide “coordinated effect” on the situation in Hong Kong. It became known on Thursday, August 22
“We shut down 210 of YouTube channels, when I found that they coordinated manner uploading videos relating to the protests in Hong Kong”, – reads the statement of the head of group of analysis of threats of Google Shane HUNTLEY.
It is noted that the blocked accounts used VPN services and other methods to hide their location. The company reminded that this week on similar grounds were blocked by several hundred Twitter accounts. Here was discovered 936 accounts from China, which “deliberately trying to sow political discord in Hong Kong”.
About “coordinated action from China” aimed at distorting the situation in Hong Kong, reported and Facebook. The company removed seven pages, three groups and five accounts that published the fake or abusive posts about the protests in Hong Kong.
Recall, protests in Hong Kong continue for several months. Initially the meetings were directed against the bill of extradition to China, but later they grew into a broader backlash against the Hong Kong government and its political leaders. The protests were held on August 18-19, attracted 1.7 million people.
Beijing has repeatedly warned that in the event of major riots ready to take drastic measures.
Source: Russian service of Deutsche Welle
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