The news was rushed out on Thursday afternoon after an explosive Mediaite_ report into fake accounts plaguing President Trump’s Twitter following.
Twitter released the information as part of a report entitled, “Disclosing networks of state-linked information operations we’ve removed.”
The report outlines how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had two methods of targeting Twitter users with Chinese propaganda:
23,750 accounts that comprise the core of the network, e.g. the highly engaged core network;
Approximately 150,000 accounts that were designed to boost this content, e.g. the amplifiers. Based on feedback from researchers on our prior disclosures that we need to better refine the disclosure process to enable efficient investigation of the core activity, we have not included the 150,000 amplifier accounts in the public nope
Twitter described the actions of these accounts as being “involved in a range of manipulative and coordinated activities” and “spreading geopolitical narratives favorable to the Communist Party of China (CCP), while continuing to push deceptive narratives about the political dynamics in Hong Kong.”
NEW: Twitter shuts down 170,000 accounts it says were linked to the Chinese government
NEW: Twitter shuts down 170,000 accounts it says were linked to the Chinese governmentt.co/u0GT6102e5
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) June 11, 2020
From US Intelligence Bulletin: "Foreign influence actors affiliated with Russia, China, and Iran are using state media, proxy websites, and social media accounts to amplify criticism of the US over the 25 May 2020 death of George Floyd and subsequent events." #FoxNews
— Mike Emanuel 🇺🇸 (@MikeEmanuelFox) June 11, 2020
This is a very important video from Tim Pool
Tim and Adam highlight some of the ways China will inject themselves into our weaknesses as we feed ourselves and our racial divisions to the point of no return. Thankfully, in the US, the individual is paramount, where in China, authoritarianism is the norm.