Google's move followed a similar clamp down by Twitter and Facebook earlier this week

YouTube says it has disabled 210 channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

The action by the Google-owned service came this week as Twitter and Facebook accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, and sow political discord in the city.

Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous southern Chinese city, and one of the world’s most important financial hubs are in the grip of an unprecedented political crisis, that has seen millions of people take to the streets demanding greater freedoms.

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