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YouTube investigates automatic deletion of comments criticising China Communist party

May 27, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
YouTube is investigating the apparently automatic removal of comments critical of the Chinese Communist party amid complaints of censorship.

Other Twitter users responded to Luckey's tweet that they, too, believed comments about the Communist party had been removed.

Luckey, a founder of the virtual reality group Oculus who is now works for a defence tech firm, tweeted: "YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao, an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist party," and suggested the filtering appeared to be a new policy of censorship.

"This appears to be an error in our enforcement systems and we are investigating," a YouTube spokesperson said of the complaints.

YouTube said in March it expected to see more content removal as a result of its reliance on machine learning instead of human moderators.