Twitter Caves to China

Twitter has apparently given Taiwan to China in a new woke move.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

China has finally taken control of Taiwan, according to social networking giant Twitter, which redirects some searches for the word Taiwan to results for the word China.

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A Twitter spokesman said the company was “looking into” the pattern but did not give further explanation. It is not clear whether Twitter is A/B testing the search change on some users, as the search algorithm holds for some Twitter accounts but not for others. Bier noted that the pattern works in both directions: Searches for China show some tweets with the word Taiwan.

The pattern suggests that Twitter maintains a policy of linking the two countries in search, perhaps as a way to placate the Chinese Communist Party. The party says that Taiwan is part of China and has escalated its rhetoric regarding a potential invasion. One of the first tweets to show up in searches explicitly referencing Taiwan is from a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry and reads in part, “Taiwan is part of China. China must and will be reunified. This historical trend cannot be stopped by any force.” The United States does not formally recognize Taiwan but informally supports the country’s government militarily and maintains a de facto embassy in the capital city of Taipei.

Twitter’s obeisance to China is surprising, in part because the social media platform is already banned for Chinese users. More than 50 Chinese citizens have been jailed for using the platform in breach of Chinese regulations. But China cares deeply about controlling discourse about Taiwan on American platforms. Chinese diplomats use Twitter aggressively to promote state interests and have launched campaigns to claim falsely that COVID-19 originated in America. Regime actors leveraged a large army of Twitter bots and used the StopAsianHate hashtag to encourage Americans to show up at protests. Many of the accounts had few or no followers and were used instead to increase the number of tweets with a given hashtag.

Will Facebook be next?

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Becky
Becky
1 year ago

Twitter kowtowing to China “is surprising”??
Has the US learned nothing after 5 full decades of Communist destruction worldwide?
Shameful that the ignorance is so deep and broad. Downright pathetic.
Are you going to be just this ignorant when China comes after the US? They’re already buying up our real estate….and being allowed to. The day will come.

William Petite
William Petite
1 year ago
Reply to  Becky

Becky–This is news to many of the people is this country. Greed overshadows any, and all loyalty, to anything other then money, and power. It is what happens when you don’t have a basic education of the people. And when relativism sets in. The Communist are now throughout this Govt. starting at the top, and spread out from their.

Leah
Leah
1 year ago
Reply to  Becky

Right?! I’m stunned. Twitter kowtowing is surprising? Twitter is anti-free speech. Rules for thee, not for me….

Fed Up With the Sell-Out
Fed Up With the Sell-Out
1 year ago

Isn’t is a bit surprising that these Woke organizations run by people who amassed huge wealth under the freedoms granted by Capitalism are all so shot full of the idea that Communism is the way to go?

Look at the statements and actions of the Uber-Wealthy like the owners of Amazon and others praising Socialism. Well, why not? What do they care? They’ve amassed more than than thousands could spend in a life time but they want to slam Big Red Boots down on those masses to insure they never have a chance to attain wealth.

Money and POWER for them ONLY. The peasants must just obey and make do with the crumbs. If even that.

Suzi
Suzi
1 year ago

One more reason to avoid Twitter.

jeff jeansonne
jeff jeansonne
1 year ago

f—ing twitter communist

Pissed Off Patriot
Pissed Off Patriot
1 year ago

Twitter is clueless and should be fined a gazillion bucks for all their anti American meddling and corruption.

An Common Sense American
An Common Sense American
1 year ago

If twitter going to be a platform for free expression, like they claim they are, then they need to stop censoring and manipulating free speech.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Twitter always under Chinese control day 1 or Now

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
1 year ago

The tech anti-Americanism has them in lockstep agreement with the CCP. Besides the chi-com’s allow them to get filthy rich as long as they don’t become a “problem”.

CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
1 year ago

I never posted a single tweet on twatter. I knew they were trouble.

Yvonne Shelton
Yvonne Shelton
1 year ago

Twitter is off my list of programs and so is Facebook. I stopped using both of those a while back. There are not enough hours in the day to keep my interest in either of those entities.

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
1 year ago
Reply to  Yvonne Shelton

Worry not, the mainstream media still uses Twitter” trending establish what’s news.

Donald Nicholas
Donald Nicholas
1 year ago

Google and Twitter have already done the bidding of the CCP, so Facebook isn’t a real shock. They’ve already censored anything positive about Republicans in general and Trump in particular.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

What would u expect when j.dorsey, is one of the biggest commies, with mzuckerburg, and that google nut=case,all commies, no doubt about it with their actions.

Peter K Baker
Peter K Baker
1 year ago

It’s like listing Illegals as immigrants . You can word manipulate all you want . No one is going to buy it.

Bert Powers
1 year ago

When you look at the land mass of China and look at the size of Taiwan, it becomes apparent that China is a bully seeking raw power, just like what happened in Hong Kong, which nobody reports about anymore.

SDOFAZ
SDOFAZ
1 year ago

Big surprise here? Hardly!

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