Chinese embassy calls for Twitter inquiry after porn clip liked

Release time:2020-09-10 Publisher:Lanka Voice

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.

But some other tweets remained liked for a time before they too were reversed.
One included claims that officials had "paid lip service to non-interference" in order to get away with killing members of the Chinese public.
A second featured drone-captured footage of Uighur Muslims being taken to what the post described as a "concentration camp".
Beijing has previously denied holding large numbers of people from the ethnic minority in camps against their will in the western Xinjiang region.
And the ambassador denied his country was carrying out a programme of sterilisation of Uighur women, when he was shown the drone footage by the BBC earlier in the year.

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