torsdag 10. september 2020

Chinese embassy calls for Twitter inquiry after porn clip liked

China's UK embassy has asked Twitter to "make thorough investigations" after its ambassador's official account liked a pornographic clip. Liu Xiaoming's account also liked posts that criticised the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and showed blindfolded Uighurs being detained. Officials claimed that "anti-Chinese elements [had] viciously attacked" Mr Liu's account in a "despicable" plot designed to "deceive the public".

Twitter has yet to comment. The activity first drew attention after the account liked a 10-second video posted by an adult-themed page containing clips with Chinese-language descriptions.
A London-based human rights campaigner flagged this to other Twitter users just after 09:00 GMT with a screenshot as proof. The clip was subsequently unliked by whoever was controlling the account.