Matthew Miller
Aug 20, 2019

Twitter, Facebook react to 'nefarious tactics' in battle over HK

Both platforms took action against accounts they said are connected to the Chinese government, and Twitter announced it will no longer allow advertising from state-run media sources.

Samples of posts from the suspended/removed accounts (Sources: Twitter and Facebook)

In addition to the streets, the ongoing political battle about the future of Hong Kong is being waged in social-media channels. And overnight, both Twitter and Facebook announced actions to stem the inauthentic use of their platforms for nefarious tactics. 

Both platforms suspended or deleted accounts936 in Twitter's case, five in Facebook's. Twitter also went further by announcing a rules change that bans advertising by state-controlled news media.

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