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YouTube requested to take away pretend channel focusing on Congolese anti-corruption teams

The anti-corruption group Transparency Worldwide (TI) says {that a} pretend YouTube channel in its identify is getting used to put up movies focusing on teams doing comparable work towards corruption within the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“The channel, which was created on 26 February, has no relationship to Transparency Worldwide in any way,” the group mentioned in a statement launched Sunday. “We condemn this assault on impartial civil society, and stand in solidarity with the people and organizations focused within the movies.”

The pretend TI channel has been reported to YouTube for the violation.

“False-flag disinformation campaigns towards impartial civil society shouldn’t have any place on social media and have to be swiftly eliminated by the platforms involved,” the NGO added.

The TI assertion didn’t determine particular Congolese anti-corruption teams which might be being focused, however the DR Congo has plenty of such organizations. They embody OCIDC, ODEP and the APLC, that are civil society teams and coalitions demanding transparency from President Felix Tshisekedi and a authorities lengthy recognized for lining the pockets of elites on the expense of its residents.

The pretend YouTube channel comes amid renewed curiosity in worldwide businessman Dan Gertler, a detailed affiliate of former president Joseph Kabila who was positioned beneath sanctions by america in 2017. These sanctions had been eased last month as former U.S. president Donald Trump was leaving workplace.

It additionally follows the emergence of two Afriland First Financial institution whistleblowers, auditors Gradi Koko Lobanga and Navy Malela, who’ve agreed to testify about Gertler’s actions regardless of the implications for their very own security. Afriland was named in a July 2020 report from the Platform to Shield Whistleblowers in Africa and World Witness, which prices the financial institution is on the middle of a scheme utilized by Gertler and his associates to work across the sanctions.

“These revelations have led to investigations by worldwide media retailers that will probably be printed within the coming days,” mentioned PPLAAF on Friday.

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