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Twitter removes almost 25,000 accounts it says are linked to China's Communist Party

Although China's efforts remain relatively unsophisticated it is noteworthy, analysts say, that Beijing is seeking stealthily to seed its propaganda and disinformation on Western social media platforms. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Gabby Jones

Twitter has suspended more than 23,000 accounts that it says were linked to the Chinese Communist Party andcovertly spreading propaganda to undermine pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and counter criticism of Beijing's handling of a coronavirus outbreak that grew to a global pandemic.

Although China's efforts remain relatively unsophisticated, especially compared with Russia's in 2016, it is noteworthy, analysts say, that Beijing is seeking stealthily to seed its propaganda and disinformation on Western social media platforms...

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