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Twitter takes down a large number of Chinese-language accounts ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

Twitter has suspended a large number of Chinese-language user accounts, including those belonging to critics of Chinas government. It seems like a particularly ill-timed move, occurring just days before thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4.
A large number of Chinese @Twitter accounts are being suspended today, wrote Yaxue Cao, founder and editor of the U.S.-based publication China Change. They happen to be accounts critical of China, both inside and outside China.
Cao then went on to highlight a number of the suspended accounts in a Twitter thread.


Among the accounts suspended are some prominent, long-time Chinese-language tweeps: @Sasha_Gong, @wmeng8. Both live in the US. More accts have been suspended than I can keep up. @Twitter @twittersecurity @TwitterForGood pic.twitter.com/QCDa6yRu1K
Yaxue Cao (@YaxueCao) June 1, 2019
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