Google removed several YouTube channels as part of its inquiry into coordinated influence operations in China, Russia, and Brazil.
As a part of an inquiry into coordinated influence operations related to China that terminated YouTube channels and blogs, Google completed around 5,197 YouTube channels and blogs of 17 bloggers.
As per the company, these channels and blogs uploaded spammy Chinese content related to music, entertainment, and lifestyle. A tiny subset took the initiative to upload scope in Chinese and English about China and US foreign affairs.
Google also terminated 718 Youtube channels linked to Russia as a part of a mutual influence operations investigation.
Google also mentioned that the campaign was linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA) and was sharing content in Russian that was supportive of Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin and critical of Ukraine and the West.
The termination of Brazilian YouTube channels also took place, which counts to about 76…