Twitter recently removed a multitude of state-linked accounts used by China to push its propaganda, stir misinformation, and attack critics.
“They were tweeting predominantly in Chinese languages and spreading geopolitical narratives favorable to the Communist Party of China while continuing to push deceptive narratives about the political dynamics in Hong Kong,” Twitter wrote in its analysis.
Twitter also removed state-linked accounts backed by Russia and Turkey. China, however, hosted the most prominent network by far, comprising of a highly-engaged core of 23,750 accounts paired with 150,000 amplifier accounts.
These accounts and their content have been removed from the platform. Twitter also transferred the contents on an archive database for research and study.