Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies.

  • Published 20 August 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first applied in 2017 to two Russian entities. Both measures are part of what a senior company official portrayed in an interview as a broader effort to curb malicious… Read at AP News