Foreign Affairs
Twitter and Facebook take drastic action in China

Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block what they describe as an ongoing campaign of misinformation which has the support of China.

Twitter has said that it removed 936 accounts which were ostensibly being used to slow political division and fighting in Hong Kong.

Twitter explained how the accounts which opened in China formed part of a coordinated attempt to undermine the legitimacy and the political positions of the movement which is protesting. Facebook said it has removed seven Facebook pages, three groups and five accounts.

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