YouTube, which is owned by Google, has shut down more than 200 channels it says are linked to misinformation about the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Reuters

Google’s YouTube suspends 210 channels alleged to have ties to the Chinese government

  • ‘We discovered channels in this network behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong,’ Google says
  • The move follows similar measures announced this week by US social media platforms Facebook and Twitter
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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YouTube, which is owned by Google, has shut down more than 200 channels it says are linked to misinformation about the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Reuters
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The social media platforms Twitter and Facebook have both announced the suspension of accounts they say are part of a China-based campaign to promote political discord in Hong Kong. Photos: AFP

Twitter and Facebook suspend accounts for being part of China-backed campaign to disrupt Hong Kong protests

  • The social platform Twitter says it has suspended 936 accounts originating within China; Facebook says it removed five accounts
  • Twitter also announces it will no longer accept advertising from ‘state-controlled news media entities’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The social media platforms Twitter and Facebook have both announced the suspension of accounts they say are part of a China-based campaign to promote political discord in Hong Kong. Photos: AFP
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