Twitter Accepts Chinese Regime Ads Smearing Hong Kong Protesters

Breitbart | 8/20/2019 | Staff
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Twitter has accepted advertising from China’s largest state news agency attacking pro-democracy protesters. The ads, known as “promoted tweets,” call the Hong Kong protests “blatant violence.”

TechCrunch reports that Twitter is currently facing criticism for allowing promoted tweet advertising by China’s largest state news agency. The promoted tweets aim to smear pro-democracy demonstrations by protesters in Hong Kong as violent even though recently rallies which have drawn as many as 1.7 million people have been reported as largely peaceful by international media.

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Promoted tweet ads from China Xinhua News, an agency run by the Chinese Communist Party, were shared by the Twitter account Pinboard, a bookmarking service founded by Maciej Ceglowski. Twitter is blacklisted by the Chinese communist government, completely blocked by the “Great Chinese Firewall.”

Protests in Hong Kong began in March in opposition to a now-suspended extradition bill but have since expanded to include a number of other demands. These include the release of imprisoned protesters, investigations into the actions of police officers, the full resignation of the Chief...
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