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Newsline: China Embassy Twitter Still Locked One Year Later

The Twitter account run by the Chinese Embassy in the United States has remained suspended for more than one year over its refusal to delete a tweet about Uyghur Muslims that violated the social media company’s policy against hateful conduct. (https://www.newsweek.com/china-embassy-twitter-still-locked-one-year-later-dehumanizing-xinjiang-uyghurs-1668393) The offending tweet was posted on January 7 last year from the embassy’s verified account. It shared a China Daily article that sought to refute charges of extreme population control in China’s northwest region of Xinjiang, where research has found a sharp decline in birth rates—said to be the result of forced sterilization, among other repressive policies. The newspaper, which is published by the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda arm, reported on the findings of a local study that attributed the decrease in births to the government’s effective deradicalization of Muslim women.

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