Dave Lee (@DaveLeeBBC )

Dave Lee

Bio Im the BBCs Silicon Valley reporter. Find me on BBC TV, radio and online. TIPS: DMs open, Signal: (628) 400-7370
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Account created 08-03-2013 13:49:51
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Twitter Web App : This little dog making me feel a lot better about my lack of front legs twitter.com/Reuters/status…

Twitter Web App : Zack Whittaker Yeah, I had the same response to "Does Google believe the coordinated action was state-backed?". I feel like a simple "yes" would solve a lot of this speculation (even if it's just me). Why not be clear?

Twitter Web App : Zack Whittaker I think that's more than a little ambiguous, and could refer to different parts of Twitter's statement. Google has said it was coordinated, but won't say what it removed, nor explicitly say it was backed by China.

Twitter Web App : Many reporting it as if they did, though. Which I guess is good news for Google.

Twitter Web App : Counterpoint: I've had several CBP agents say "thank god you're here!" when presented with my foreign media visa. twitter.com/jamescdyer/sta…

Twitter Web App : Shops in San Francisco like Amazon Go and Sweetgreen must accept cash, now that a ban on cashless stores has taken effect.

Twitter Web App : Am I losing my mind with this one? Google absolutely hasn't said it closed the YouTube accounts because of misinformation, or said it was state-backed. It loosely tied it to Twitter's statement, but stopped well short of being so strong on source/motivation.

Twitter Web App : Hello Washington DC... just arrived in the US to be a writer in the BBC bureau here. Stories with a social bent? All tip offs welcome!

Twitter Web App : Love it when follow-up questions to a press statement are answered with a link to the statement.

Twitter Web App : Mark Bergen Google stops short on lots of things actually. Doesn't say it was disinformation. Doesn't explicitly say China is behind it.

Twitter Web App : No examples shared by Google of the misinfo it has taken action on. Mark Bergen notes the major Chinese state broadcasters are still alive and well on the platform, so it's not them.

Twitter Web App : Interesting stat later in that post - Google sends out 4,000 warnings a month to users they believe are being targeted by government-backed attackers. The warning looks like this:

Twitter Web App : Like Twitter and Facebook, Google now says it has removed China-backed misinformation. 210 YouTube channels shut down "earlier this month". blog.google/outreach-initi…