Twitter fights Chinese propaganda in Xinjiang
Twitter fights Chinese propaganda in Xinjiang

Twitter has deleted a total of 2,160 accounts related to regional and China-specific propaganda activities, and the social network announced that the move was among its latest data on fake propaganda activities.

These reports are an attempt to defend themselves against the Chinese government's allegations about human rights abuses by Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

The company also clarified activity discovered in Tanzania where members and supporters of the human rights organization FichuaTanzania were harassed with complaints of copyright infringement.

According to Twitter, 2,048 accounts complement the Chinese Communist Party's report on the treatment of Uyghurs, and another 112 are linked to a private company backed by the local government. However, according to the Australian Institute for Strategic Policy analysis, a lot of publicity has already been generated.

Each network posted more than 30,000 tweets, according to a research center study published by The Guardian. She often encounters evidence of human rights abuses and attempts to publicize the Chinese government's views on the incident.

However, despite the serious breaches, most of the campaign data analyzed relates to pornography, K-drama content, and spam accounts as the network took over and reused existing accounts.

Most accounts have few or no followers and most of their tweets have no engagement.

The only exception is that the Chinese authorities retweeted the tweet and showed it to a wider audience. The content is unlikely to gain new followers, but it is an attractive advertisement to the base.

Twitter deletes thousands of Chinese propaganda accounts

In contrast, when it comes to Tanzania, the process seems more complicated, although it requires relatively few calculations.

The pro-government network receives anti-government content posted by activists and posts tweets on external sites early. Then report the copyright tweet to Twitter for removal.

The treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang is called genocide. It is said to include mass arrests, rehabilitation, forced labor and even surgery to prevent people from having children.

Twitter has previously spoken out against the Chinese authorities for human rights abuses. In January of this year, the company closed the account of the Chinese Embassy in the United States for contacting fertility machines for Uyghur women before the government intervened.

In addition to the affiliates of China and Tanzania, Twitter said it has also removed accounts linked to fake propaganda activities in Mexico, Russia, Uganda and Venezuela.

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