The US Senate Intelligence Committee published a report on Russian election interference on Tuesday.
The report accused Google’s YouTube of being the “propaganda vehicle of choice” for RT, Russia’s state-sponsored news organisation.
But lawmakers also wrote that YouTube was less popular than Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter as the platform of choice for large-scale Russian propaganda operations.
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A panel of US lawmakers published a report on Tuesday accusing YouTube of being the “propaganda vehicle of choice” for Russian state-sponsored propaganda outfit RT.
The report by the Senate Intelligence Committee focused on internet misinformation campaigns waged by the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a notorious Russian troll operation that functioned mainly under the guise of fake accounts.
In good news for Google, the report mostly says that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter were the platforms of choice for IRA.
“There is little evidence that the IRA’s operational efforts were as reliant on Google’s products…