What's happening: In recent weeks, the Twitter accounts of the ... journalists and China analysts — mostly female, mostly of ethnic Chinese heritage and largely based outside of China — have been flooded with thousands of tweets criticizing them as traitors
Many posts include generic and similar-sounding criticism, such as that the journalists are "reverse racist" or they are a "dog" for "betraying China." But other posts ... were tailored to very personal details in the journalists' lives, resulting in what ASPI described as "psychological abuse."
On the bright side:
Thankfully I haven't even seen these ugly messages for months thanks to @blockpartyapp_ :) 100% recommend for friends and esp fellow ethnic Chinese women who want a hate-free, "汉奸"-free Twitter experience https://t.co/RZmwxpl2Oj— Alice Su (@aliceysu) June 3, 2022
Related (from a thread about this month's celebrity defamation trial):
I wrote this in the Guardian in 2016 pic.twitter.com/AZJSC59BEk— 🌏🔎Leigh Alexander 🐬💿✨ (@leighalexander) June 3, 2022