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'Guerrilla' influencers are pushing Chinese propaganda on YouTube

Platforms must address loophole exploited by management agencies serving Beijing

| China
An advertisement for YouTube at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference in Shanghai in 2020: Beijing's stratagem presents a wicked problem for the video platform.   © VCG/Getty Images

Fergus Ryan is a senior analyst in the international cyberpolicy center of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

A cursory glance at the Chinese-language content available on YouTube these days might make one think that the fabled Great Firewall of China has finally crumbled.

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