A month ago, I exposed China's army of fake news anchors through the "Think Tank" platform, and in October, I began to attack Chen Baiwei. This report was fortunate to be reported by various media, and YouTube officials responded quickly within a few days (will be mentioned later). But further data analysis shows that these news channels not only attack Chen Baiwei at the same time. They had attacked high-end vaccines at the same time by several channels (Figure 1 below) and ended at the same time, launched a full-scale offensive in the 28th week, and then stopped abruptly in the 34th week. Screenshot_2021-11-15_pm 6_18_00 Photo Credit: Wang Hongen YouTube China Fake Anchor Channel Attacks High-End Vaccines Simultaneously in Weeks 28-34 Then, all the channels turned to support Zhang Yazhong (picture 2 below), intensive discussions in 35 to 38 weeks, and ended immediately after the election of the Kuomintang chairman, and instead attacked Chen Baiwei.
Therefore, the common behavior mentioned in the previous article is not an accidental event, but has a fixed theme at a fixed time. These results further confirm the existence of coordinated behavior, which is an important key factor for foreign social networking sites to identify the Internet army. Screenshot_2021-11-15_pm 6_21_24 Photo Credit: Wang Hongen YouTube Chinese fake anchor channel turned into support for Zhang Yazhong from 35 weeks to 38 weeks After the article was published in Thought Tank last month, I immediately received a letter from YouTube's official website. In addition to mentioning that 3 channels have been closed for spreading false information number list and violating community regulations, I also hoped that I would provide Other channels on my profile for them to review. After I provided it, all the fake anchor channels were all suspended and deleted by YouTube on the grounds that YouTube has continuously violated the community rules. A month later, my team has been searching for related content or playback methods in the past few days, and has not seen any other fake anchor channels on YouTube.
It can be said that this fake news dissemination method that once created 8 channels, uploaded 90 videos every week, and accumulated a total of 20 million views, has come to an end temporarily. However, YouTube's entire process actually revealed a lot of information. First, after YouTube was censored, these channels were deleted for spreading false information and violating community regulations, which means that these channels are indeed spreading false information. And when I made other channels available, they were removed for continuous violation of community rules. The word "continuous" means that there is indeed a common owner behind these channels. Just like after the accounts of other websites are deleted or punished, other accounts of the same real person will also be punished, otherwise they can be bypassed by opening unlimited accounts. single punishment. Such a joint punishment represents the legitimacy and accuracy of the articles I disclosed before, and has been officially recognized by YouTube: these different channels are indeed from the same group and spread false information.