YouTube removes Chinese “Spamouflage Dragon” channels


YouTube also removed over 100 channels that seemed to be linked to Russian and Iranian influence campaigns. 

The report comes 3 months before the U.S. presidential election. Tech company platforms like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are trying to harden security to avoid having their platforms exploited like they were in the 2016 election, hoping to avoid voter manipulation.

The YouTube channel takedowns come at a time when relations are increasingly tense between the U.S. and China. Last week U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders that would ban TikTok transactions in September. TikTok now plans to sue the Trump administration over the executive orders. 


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