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Twitter bans 936 accounts managed by the Chinese state, aimed at Hong Kong protests

After Twitter was called out for running Chinese state-sponsored ads that attacked protesters in Hong Kong, the social media platform on Monday banned 936 accounts for “deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong.” The company said that the accounts had been part of a “coordinated state-backed operation.” It announced that it would also stop running ads from state media.

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. The Chinese ads described the ongoing protests in the semi-autonomous city as “escalating violence” and promoted the restoration of “order.”

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