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YouTube Deletes Comments Critical of China’s Communist Party

  • Google online video service says deletions are an error
  • Company says removals are not the result of a policy change
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YouTube has been deleting comments critical of China’s ruling party due to a software flaw, the company said on Tuesday in response to criticism of the practice.

Users of the online video giant, a division of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, flagged that certain comments posted below videos critical of the Chinese Communist Party were quickly deleted.