Google removes several blogs, 39 YouTube Channel, Google+ accounts linked Iran

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Google removes several blogs, 39 YouTube Channel, Google+ accounts: It had identified and terminated 39 YouTube channels linked to state run Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Google said.

Google has also removed 39 YouTube channels and six blogs on Blogger and 13 Google+ accounts.

Our investigations on these topics are ongoing and we will continue to share our findings with law enforcement and other relevant government entities in the U. S. and elsewhere, Google said in a blog post.

One Tuesday, Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet collectively removed hundreds of account tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda operation.

Google , which had engaged cyber security firm FireEye Inc provide the company with intelligence, and said in the United States, The UK, Latina America and the Middle East.

Shares of FireEye rose as much as 10 per cent to $16.38 after Google identified the company as a consultant.

The company has identified and terminated

39 English Language YouTube Channel
13 Google+ account
6 blogger blogs

that found to be engaged in politically motivated phishing, Kent Walker.

Account were found to have ties to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

In the recent months, we have detected and blocked attempts by state sponsored actors in various countries political campaign, journalist, activities and academics around the world, He said.

Major tech firms have been ramping up content reviews and increasingly removing bad actors in light of widespread meddling and abuse of social platform.

Facebook said last month, it had discovered coordinated “inauthentic behavior” surrounding the midterm elections in Nov.

The Iranian interference on Google began as early as Jan 2017, Walker said and “was carried out as of the overall operations of IRIB organization”

inputs from cnbc.com

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