Saturday, January 02, 2021

China apparently tries to trick moderators at YouTube into throttling or taking down some American accounts

 

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A Youtuber in China Laowhy86 reports that people in China are paid to generate “complaints” like hate speech against American YouTubers in the US, particularly those critical of China.

Apparently these are done behind VPN’s in such a way as to fool moderators at Youtube.

This goes beyond just setting up bots with fake accounts.  These try to get legitimate accounts talen down, or at least throttled and partially demonetized.

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