[text / observer Wang Kaiwen] the trump government has repeatedly and unreasonably suppressed the Chinese media, and Xinhua news agency and other Chinese official media have been listed as “foreign missions”. But ironically, as the U.S. general election approaches, the trump campaign team is found advertising on the YouTube channel of Chinese state media. Omelas, a Washington based cybersecurity company, reviewed thousands of YouTube Videos earlier this month and found that the trump campaign had placed 22 campaign ads on YouTube channels related to the Chinese government, according to a report by Bloomberg on August 12. In addition, 39 trump campaign ads were found on YouTube channels related to the Russian government. According to Omelas, some campaign ads have been put on China International Television (cgtn) and China Radio International (CRI). And a screenshot of Omelas captured by Bloomberg shows that the Xinhua News Agency’s YouTube account “new China TV” has also been advertised for Trump’s campaign. For every dollar the trump campaign spends on advertising, YouTube transfers $0.55 to the media that are being advertised. In February and June this year, the United States listed five media, namely Xinhua news agency, cgtn, China Radio International, China Daily and people’s Daily Overseas Edition, as well as CCTV, people’s daily, China News Agency and global times as “foreign missions” and imposed various restrictions on them. Ben Dubow, chief technology officer of Omelas, quips: “it’s either ignorance (of the trump campaign team) about the way YouTube works, or indifference to (campaign) donations flowing into the pockets of Beijing or Moscow.” < / P > < p > in response to the embarrassing situation, Samantha zager, Deputy press secretary of the trump campaign, responded that they did not specifically target these YouTube channels. “Political advertisers around the world can only advertise based on the user’s age, gender, zip code and post content,” she explained, citing YouTube rules A spokesman for Google said in response to a query from the company that YouTube is a video site owned by Google. Omelas’ report seems to have misunderstood why voters saw campaign ads on a certain channel. < / P > < p > Google says politicians usually advertise on all news channels and put them to users in swing states. It’s worth noting that Omelas’s research was conducted in the swing state of Missouri. < / P > < p > according to Google’s transparency report, the trump campaign has spent $48 million on Google’s platforms since May this year. A Google spokesman said the ads found by Omelas cost less than $25. However, Omelas believes that trump has been criticized for his “close relationship” with the Kremlin, and he has been busy playing “cards” recently. In this case, his campaign “has not taken any preventive measures” to prevent donor funds from flowing into the pockets of China and Russia. In contrast, Biden, his rival, has only one campaign ad found on youtube, which is related to China’s state media.