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Google acknowledges: there is no evidence that blocked YouTube channels influenced US elections

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Google acknowledges: there is no evidence that blocked YouTube channels influenced US elections


31.10.2017

Flickr/Esther VargasRepresentatives of the Alphabet Corporation, which is a corporate restructuring of Google, will make a presentation about Russian influence at sessions of American Congress in the nearest future, TASS reports.

Google blocked almost two dozens of YouTube channels several days ago. They were opened two years ago and had to function until the summer of 2017. There were more than a thousand videos at these channels. Their total duration was forty-three hours.

Google has commented that ratings of the blocked channels were too law. Only three percent of these videos had more than 5,000 views each. The company could not confirm that these videos were meant for the US audience only.

The Russian influence is discussed in the US Senate. Sessions with the loud name Online Distribution of Extremist Materials and Russian Misinformation will be arranged there. Top officials from Facebook, Twitter and Google will talk about Russian influence to the US Senators. Almost all of them will attend the US Intelligence Chamber to talk about Russian interference with US Presidential elections.

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