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Google deletes China-linked YouTube channels for posting fake news
Google announced it deleted over 2,500 YouTube channels tied to China between April and June to weed out disinformation.
The Alphabet-owned company said the move was part of its ongoing investigation into China-linked "coordinated influence operations."
In its quarterly bulletin on disinformation operations, Google described the said channels as generally "spammy, non-political content," although a small subset touched on politics.
Google linked the YouTube videos to similar activity spotted by Twitter and a disinformation campaign identified by social media analytics company Graphika in April.
However, it did not identify the said channels and provided few other details,
China has previously denied allegations of spreading disinformation.
Disinformation by foreign actors is a burning concern for US politicians and technologists since the 2016 US presidential election when Russia-linked actors were found to have posted hundreds of thousands of deceptive social media messages.