Google blocks thousands of #YouTube-channels related to Russia and China
21:50, Thursday, 06 August, 2020
Of those blocked, 2,596 channels were related to China. Most of them reportedly posted 'spam and nonpolitical content.' However, others spread political materials, including about the fight against coronavirus in the United States and mass protests against racial discrimination that overwhelmed most US cities, according to Google.
Ninety banned channels posted videos in the Russian, German, English, and Persian languages and were connected to Russia. The materials covered the developments in the EU, the United States, Lithuania, and Ukraine. There was also content about Syria, US response to COVID-19, and Russia's domestic and foreign policy.
Moreover, the company blocked 20 channels linked to Iran.