• Facebook pulls propaganda accounts demonizing Hong Kong protesters

    27 days ago - By Engadget

    It's not just Twitter cracking down on attempts to undermine Hong Kong protesters through social networks. Facebook has pulled seven Pages, five accounts and three Groups allegedly involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" meant to blast Hong Ko...
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  • Twitter announces complete advertising ban on state-run media outlets

    Twitter announces complete advertising ban on state-run media outlets

    27 days ago - By The Next Web

    Twitter earlier today announced it's banned more than 900 accounts purported to be linked to a China-sponsored disinformation campaign against the citizens of Hong Kong, now it's extending its policies to ban advertising from all state-sponsored news sources globally. The ban will encompass any news-media organization found to be “financially or editorially controlled by the state.” Cue the jokes about CNN and Fox News from their respective political detractors. The blog post announcing the ban states: We are updating our advertising policies with respect to state media. Going forward, we...
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  • Twitter and Facebook shut down covert Chinese influence campaign against Hong Kong protesters

    Twitter and Facebook shut down covert Chinese influence campaign against Hong Kong protesters

    27 days ago - By Telegraph


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  • Factbox: Track Facebook's fight against disinformation campaigns in 2019

    27 days ago - By Reuters

    Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
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  • Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

    27 days ago - By Reuters

    Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
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  • Facebook and Twitter Say China Is Spreading Disinformation in Hong Kong

    28 days ago - By NY Times

    The social media companies removed accounts and said they were sowing divisive messages about the Hong Kong protests.
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  • Facebook and Twitter uncover Chinese trolls spreading doubts about Hong Kong protests

    Facebook and Twitter uncover Chinese trolls spreading doubts about Hong Kong protests

    28 days ago - By The Verge

    Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images
    Twitter and Facebook have uncovered and suspended a network of fake accounts that were believed to have been operated by the Chinese government. On Monday, both companies disclosed their investigations into the coordinated information operation, which was apparently intended to sow political discord around the protests taking place in Hong Kong.
    According to Twitter , 936 accounts created within the People's Republic of China were found to be “deliberately and specifically” sowing discord in Hong Kong in an attempt to undermine “the legitimacy and...
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  • Twitter says accounts linked to China tried to ‘sow political discord' in Hong Kong

    Twitter says accounts linked to China tried to ‘sow political discord' in Hong Kong

    28 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Twitter says a significant state-backed information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China were part of an effort to deliberately “sow political discord” in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region.
    In a blog post, the social networking site said the 936 accounts it found tried to undermine “the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground.”
    More than a million protesters took to the streets this weekend to demonstrate peacefully against the Chinese government, which took over rule from the British government in 1997. Protests erupted...
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