A screenshot of China Global Television Network (CGTN) America’s profile page on Twitter shows the label “China state-affiliated media”. Image: Twitter A screenshot of China Global Television Network (CGTN) America’s profile page on Twitter shows the label “China state-affiliated media”. Image: Twitter
A screenshot of China Global Television Network (CGTN) America’s profile page on Twitter shows the label “China state-affiliated media”. Image: Twitter

Why are Twitter ‘China state media’ labels only applied to Chinese employees?

  • Beijing-sponsored outlets employ a number of non-Chinese workers in prominent posts, yet none are labelled by Twitter
  • Concerns of fairness and safety come amid rising incidents of violence and harassment in the US against Asians and Asian-Americans

Topic |   US-China relations
A screenshot of China Global Television Network (CGTN) America’s profile page on Twitter shows the label “China state-affiliated media”. Image: Twitter A screenshot of China Global Television Network (CGTN) America’s profile page on Twitter shows the label “China state-affiliated media”. Image: Twitter
A screenshot of China Global Television Network (CGTN) America’s profile page on Twitter shows the label “China state-affiliated media”. Image: Twitter
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