The threat analysis group of the search giant, Google, has revealed that it has closed accounts belonging to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt that it promotes and criticizes Qatar.
This came in the context of a campaign launched by the group known as "Tag" (a unit for tracking e-crime at the country level in Google) on various electronic influence operations, and confirmed that Twitter took action in the campaign.
And Google analysts said in the security report for the first quarter of this year, that March is the most active month in Google, as "TAG" targeted five different impact operations.
Google said it published political content in Arabic in support of Turkey, banned apps developer on the Play Store, and terminated 68 YouTube channels as part of a coordinated impact process.
She added that she had canceled one advertising account and 17 YouTube channels, and banned a developer on the Play Store as part of a campaign against the coordinated influence operation linked to Egypt.
She said that the campaign publishes political content in the Arabic language that supports Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, and criticizes Iran and Qatar.
Twitter also took measures against this campaign, and said that the information obtained externally indicates that the campaign operators were taking their orders from the Egyptian government.
The Tag group sees two trends that were bullish in the first three months of 2020.
The first trend is the emergence of piracy rental companies currently operating in India, a country where these services have not appeared in the past.
While there are many penetration companies that lease their services around the world, most of them are located in the European Union, Israel, and some Arab countries (without mentioning their names), and this is the first time that Indian companies have been monitored to practice this type of activity.
According to the Tag group, Indian hackers represent the lowest percentage of more than 270 threats from more than 50 countries tracked by the Google Tag team.
The second trend is the increasing number of political influence operations by governments around the world on social media platforms.
This also marks the first time that Google publishes official documents of coordinated political influence operations that have offended social media platforms, especially after the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the 2016 US elections.