YouTube removed 210 channels that posted about the Hong Kong protests

However, we do not know which rules the strings have broken, or even which rules have been removed.

The news: YouTube turned off 210 channels, writing in a blog post that “ they behaved in a coordinated way when displaying videos about ongoing protests in Hong Kong.”

The reason: YouTube said its action “was in line with recent comments and actions the two companies announced earlier this week that they had suspended nearly 1,000 accounts suspected of being part of a Chinese government operation aimed at spreading misinformation about the protests in Hong Kong. YouTube reported that it had detected the use of virtual private networks and other methods of hiding the origin of the accounts, as well as other activities usually associated with “coordinated influence operations.”

vague details “: In all goodness, the YouTube post raises more questions than answers. Are these accounts closed because they display misinformation? Or because they coordinate? The publication did not provide any examples of deleted accounts, nor the type of videos they published. Society might seem to apply rules (not specified) selectively.

Double standard: YouTube’s decision raises another obvious question: If it can remove these accounts so quickly, why can not it do more to prevent far-right extremists and whites from using its platform to broadcast radical viewsor to quell the conspiracy? theoretical accounts?