BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Tuesday it had a right to have your own ideas on Twitter and Facebook and said that she had been dismantled, a state-backed social-media campaign, originating in the mainland of China, which is trying to undermine the protests in Hong Kong.
Twitter Inc. said on Monday it suspended, in 936, the accounts and the transactions that appeared to be a concerted state-sponsored effort, originating in China.
Facebook Inc. said that it had deleted the accounts and to the pages of a small network, after a tip from Twitter. Facebook said its investigation found the links to the people associated with the Chinese government.
The ministry of defense spokesman said Geng Shuang, declined immediate comment on the Twitter and Facebook action, but in defense of the rights of the Chinese people and the media to make their voices heard about the Hong Kong protests.
The presence of Overseas Chinese and students, of course, have the right to express their point of view,” he told a daily news briefing.
“What’s going on in Hong Kong, and the truth is, most of the people are, of course, make up their own minds. Why is it that in China’s official media, and the presentation is definitely negative, or is that wrong?” he added.
Twitter and Facebook have come under fire from users, the display of advertising by the state-controlled media that is critical of the Hong Kong protesters. Twitter said Monday it would no longer accept advertising from the state-controlled media, told Reuters that the change was not related to the suspended account.
Twitter and Facebook are blocked by the Chinese government in the mainland, but it is free of charge, in Hong Kong, where protests began in June and have plunged into the Chinese-ruled area, in the most serious crisis in decades.
The Chinese media is to make use of external social media in order to communicate with people from all over the world, to introduce them to the Chinese policy, and, to tell the china story”, Geng said.
“I don’t know why some companies or peoples’ reaction to it is so strong,” he added.
The Hong Kong protests, one of the biggest challenges chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.
FILE PHOTO, the Logo of Twitter and Facebook, to look through a magnifying glass on the display in this illustration, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (bih), December 16, 2015. REUTERS/dado Ruvic
They started out at as opposed to a now-suspended bill that would allow suspects to be sent to the mainland for trial in the Communist y-controlled courts, however, have since swelled into broader calls for democracy.
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Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Gao Liangping; editing by Darren Schuettler