Friday, June 3, 2022

"A network of Twitter accounts previously linked to the Chinese government is targeting female journalists of Chinese heritage"


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:

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