Twitter and Facebook have struck back at what they called state-backed disinformation on the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong protests become flashpoint in information war between China and US

  • Twitter and Facebook suspend accounts on their platforms they allege are part of state-backed disinformation campaign on events in the city
  • Chinese foreign ministry hits back at Twitter’s move to stop accepting advertising from state-run media outlets
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Twitter and Facebook have struck back at what they called state-backed disinformation on the Hong Kong protests. Photo: Photo: Edmond So
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The social media platforms Twitter and Facebook have both announced the suspension of accounts they say are part of a China-based campaign to promote political discord in Hong Kong. Photos: AFP

Twitter and Facebook suspend accounts for being part of China-backed campaign to disrupt Hong Kong protests

  • The social platform Twitter says it has suspended 936 accounts originating within China; Facebook says it removed five accounts
  • Twitter also announces it will no longer accept advertising from ‘state-controlled news media entities’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The social media platforms Twitter and Facebook have both announced the suspension of accounts they say are part of a China-based campaign to promote political discord in Hong Kong. Photos: AFP
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