Latest News Site

News

Google disables China-backed YouTube channels

Google disables China-backed YouTube channels
August 23
08:16 2019

San Francisco, Aug 23 : Google has disabled 210 YouTube channels that China used to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong.

The tech giant discovered that these YouTube accounts behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

“This discovery was consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter,” Shane Huntley, Threat Analysis Group at Google Security said in a blog post on Thursday.

Google found use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other methods to disguise the origin of these accounts and other activity commonly associated with coordinated influence operations.

“Each month, our Threat Analysis Group sends more than 4,000 warnings to our users about attempts by government-backed attackers or other illicit actors to infiltrate their accounts,” said the company.

Earlier this week, as pro-democracy protests gained momentum in Hong Kong, Twitter and Facebook suspended several accounts that were part of the Chinese government’s influence campaign and targeted protest movement in Hong Kong.

Twitter said it suspended more than 200,000 accounts involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour — including 936 accounts originating from within China.

Facebook said it removed seven Pages, three Groups and five accounts that originated in China and involved in posting fake news pertaining to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Since June, Hong Kong has been rocked by a wave of protests because of the extradition bill, which would have enabled fugitives to be extradited from Hong Kong to mainland China.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she was willing to create a platform for dialogue, but will not sanction an independent investigation into police actions during the political crisis that has rocked the city for almost three months.

IANS

Google pulling plug on YouTube Gaming app by May end

TBZ
Annie’s Closet
G.E.L Shop Association
kallu
Novelty Fashion Mall
Fly Kitchen
Harsha Plastics
Status
Akash
Swastik Tiles
Reshika Boutique
Paul Opticals
Metro Glass
Krsna Restaurant
Motilal Oswal
Chotanagpur Handloom
Kamalia Sales
Home Essentials
Raymond

About Author

admin_news

admin_news

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Sponsored Ad

SPONSORED ADS SPONSORED ADS SPONSORED ADS SPONSORED ADS SPONSORED ADS SPONSORED ADS

LATEST ARTICLES

    Election Commissioner Lavasa’s wife in trouble over IT notice

Election Commissioner Lavasa’s wife in trouble over IT notice

0 comment Read Full Article

Subscribe to Our Newsletter