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what is working with social media researchers found that YouTube field to flag fourteen Kremlin channels spreading fake news as state sponsored outlets on top of that YouTube appeared to generate ad revenue from those propaganda channels in all fifty Kremlin link channels including news networks and TV and Russia twenty four can be found on YouTube according to %HESITATION miles's a Washington based firm that tracks online extremism twenty six of which had at least one example of this information good people like this video from NTB which claims Sweden and Finland have economically collapsed as a result of joining the EU Reuters correspondent Paresh debate %HESITATION of the twenty six channels %HESITATION with this information those channels tend to be Russian news outlets there's talk shows radio shows things like that %HESITATION %HESITATION other news programming documentaries %HESITATION you'll find that on those channels %HESITATION there are channels in German French Spanish %HESITATION and English but most of it is in the Russian language in some cases with subtitles and altogether this research firm found %HESITATION that the Kremlin could ever earned about thirty two million dollars %HESITATION from January two thousand seventeen through December two thousand eighteen and that's from %HESITATION thirteen billion views across fifty channels the revenue generated by the Kremlin came from YouTube selling ads which at least is adjacent to before or during videos on its service as part of YouTube's standard revenue sharing program you know it keeps %HESITATION forty five percent of that revenue and gives fifty five percent %HESITATION back to the the actual video creator some western advertises like grammar Lee said they were not aware their ads were appearing on Russian channels and we're concerned about being associate , with questionable content the eagle eyed focus on Russian media comes after the US found that Russian operatives attempted to disrupt the two thousand and sixteen presidential election by posting fake news to social media from fabricated personas and news organizations in response YouTube last year introduced to disclaimer label flagging government funded news sources to help users make informed viewing decisions and following an inquiry from Reuters last week YouTube said it added that disclaimer to a total of thirteen Kremlin channels but critics question if that's enough since YouTube says it welcomes government funded content in its ad revenue sharing program and does not have a policy barring disinformation