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Twitter is displaying China-made ads attacking Hong Kong protesters

Twitter is under fire for allowing China’s propaganda apparatus to run ads on the platform that attack protesters in Hong Kong. Twitter ads paid for by Chinese state media describe the ongoing protests in the semi-autonomous city as “escalating violence” and promote the restoration of “order.” While Twitter is blocked in mainland China, Beijing is known to target the service with influence campaigns promoting government narratives.

Since June, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens have been participating in mass anti-government protests over a controversial new plan, supported by the Chinese regime, that would make extraditions between Hong Kong and mainland China possible.

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