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Beijing Says Twitter Should Shut Down Accounts That Smear China If It Wants to 'Fight Disinformation'

Representative image (Yifan Wu/The New York Times)

Representative image (Yifan Wu/The New York Times)

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters during a briefing that many platforms had much falsehood about China and that there was a need for Chinese voices with objective views.

China on Friday said Twitter should shut down accounts that smear China if it wants to fight disinformation, arguing that the country is the biggest victim of disinformation.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters during a briefing that many platforms had much falsehood about China and that there was a need for Chinese voices with objective views.

Beijing blocks Twitter in mainland China.

first published:June 12, 2020, 15:23 IST