Twitter discloses China-backed interference in HK protests

21-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Twitter Inc said on Monday nearly a 1,000 accounts originating from China were “deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong” as part of a coordinated state-backed operation.

The accounts undermined the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement in Hong Kong, Twitter said in a blog post. (

In a separate statement, the social media company also said it was updating its advertising policy and would not accept advertising from state-controlled news media entities going forward. (


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