Twitter Refuses to Be Used as Propaganda Mouthpiece, Suspends Fake Pro-Beijing Accounts

Screen shots of fake twitter account and example tweet pasted in. (Via nytimes.com and chinadigitalreview.com)
Screen shots of fake twitter account and example tweet pasted in. (Via nytimes.com and chinadigitalreview.com)

Tibetan human rights advocacy group Free Tibet began to notice a lot of beautiful Westerners tweeting feel-good stories from Tibet. Upon some investigation it was discovered that all the links being posted were linking back to known Chinese propaganda websites, according to The New York Times. Next, Free Tibet discovered that all of these people’s profile pictures were actually stock images of Western models, such as the image of Brazilian model Felipe Berto (above).

After The New York Times published an article about this, Twitter promptly suspended the accounts. Many of the accounts have names that combine first and last names, such as: Oliver NinaFelix James and Philomena Rebecca.

 

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