BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Google has followed Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by shutting down several Iranian accounts using their services.

According to a statement released by Google, at least 58 accounts were shut down this week after they were allegedly found to be spreading disinformation against the United States (U.S.) and abroad.

Among the accounts removed from their services like YouTube, Google shut down the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), which is state-owned.

“We identified and terminated a number of accounts linked to the IRIB organization that disguised their connection to this effort, including while sharing English-language political content in the U.S.,” Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president for global affairs, wrote in a blog post.

Google removed 39 channels on YouTube, which had more than 13,000 views in the United States, 13 accounts on the social networking service Google Plus and six accounts on blogging service Blogger, the company said.

Google also said it took down 42 additional channels on YouTube linked to the Internet Research Agency, which has ties to the Kremlin.

The firm behind this discovery was identified as FireEye; they reportedly tipped off Google about these Iranian accounts.

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2018-08-24 03:37

Dark times ahead for the internet.
2018-08-24 00:08

zios with their fake news and propaganda trying to stifle righteous iran – too late cos the devil adbocates will always be defeated by iran

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Seems righteous Iran likes to use zios’ platforms like Google or Facebook… No surprise : Khomeini bought 45,000 Uzi submachineguns from Israel and all their retired F-4 Phantoms dismantled into spare-parts just like Turkey bought the German ones… Hey, if not, if you believe you maintain a fighter jet airborne without spare-parts for near 50 years, you’re seriously deluded… As soon as JCPOA lifted sanction, the righteous Iran rushed in to purchase hundreds of Zio-made Boeings and Airbus… Why don’t they order hundreds of airliners from AVIC (China) or Ilyushin & Tupolev? Now look at IRIAF inventory : 20x Mig-29;… Read more »