Google has pulled 210 YouTube channels from its site after they appeared to be part of a coordinated disinformation campaign to control the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Twitter and Facebook made similar moves this weekend in removing these misinformation sites. These companies believe that the Chinese government is behind the efforts to discredit the protestors.
“This discovery was consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter,” Google wrote in a blog post on Thursday.
Hong Kong has been bombarded with weeks of protests this summer by those protesting legislation that allowed the extradition of Hong Kong residents to stand trial in mainland China.
The legislation has since been killed, but protests continue in an effort to send a message about the people of Hong Kong’s representation of their voice in the government.