Google Removes Iran-linked Blogs, YouTube Accounts

Google revealed this week that it had removed 39 YouTube channels and 6 Blogger accounts with links to state-run Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

In line with similar efforts by Facebook and Twitter, Google said that it is working with cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. to identify accounts aligned with Iran’s propaganda operations targeting audiences in the US, UK, Middle East and Latin America.

FireEye shares went up to 10% this week at $16.38 after after Google and Facebook named the company as its cybersecurity consultant.


Source: Reuters

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