Twitter Bans State-Sponsored Media Ads Over Hong Kong Propaganda

From PC Mag: Twitter will ban all ads from state-run news agencies after several Chinese government-controlled media outlets used them to promote content critical of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

"Going forward, we will not accept advertising from state-controlled news media entities. Any affected accounts will be free to continue to use Twitter to engage in public conversation, just not our advertising products," the company said in a blog post.

The move comes after reports that Chinese state-run media agencies—including Xinhua, China Daily, and TV broadcaster CGTN—bought the ads. Today, Twitter and Facebook both said they've recently detected numerous fake accounts on their platforms trying to spread propaganda against the protests in Hong Kong.

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