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SNS closed due to Hong Kong issue | NHK News

2019-08-20T02:41:03.277Z

Over the protests that continue in Hong Kong, American Twitter and Facebook have a political rivalry, such as the justification of the demonstration.



SNS closed due to Hong Kong issue August 20th 11:33

Over protests in Hong Kong, US Twitter and Facebook have announced that more than 900 accounts have been closed for posting politically controversial content, including justifying the demo.

These accounts have been confirmed to be involved by Chinese authorities.

This was revealed on the 19th by Twitter and Facebook.

Of these, Twitter closed 936 accounts made in mainland China. In these accounts, content that justifies the demonstration was posted, which accused Hong Kong of political conflict.

In China, the use of Twitter is regulated, but many accounts use a service called VPN to access Twitter, and research has shown that Chinese authorities have been systematically involved. is.

Facebook has also closed five accounts and seven pages, like demonstrators armed with extremist groups armed with guns. In order to pretend to be a news agency, someone who had a connection with the Chinese authorities was involved by posting a demonstration regarding the use of a fake account.

Concerning SNS, due to its large influence, there are concerns that it will be used by government agencies to induce public opinion, and both companies will continue to detect and respond to such misconduct.

Source: nhk

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