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Twitter, Facebook Suspend Accounts Linked To Chinese Efforts To Undermine Hong Kong Protests

WorldNews Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Twitter, Facebook Suspend Accounts Linked To Chinese Efforts To Undermine Hong Kong ProtestsThe social-media platform Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts alleged to be part of a Chinese government-backed campaign to sow political discord in Hong Kong, and it will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled media outlets, the company announced on Monday, the South China Morning Post reported. Additionally, Facebook removed seven pages, three groups and five accounts involved in what the company called “coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in China and focused on Hong Kong.” In all, Twitter said 936 accounts originating from within China have been suspended for a number of violations of the company’s “platform manipulation...
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