Twitter locks Chinese embassy’s account over tweet about Uighur women : worldnews

There’s an interesting conversation to be had about this. I certainly see the “At first they came for X, and I said nothing…” side of this, but I also think the traditional libertarian view of private businesses having the sovereignty to withhold their services if people violate their terms has merit too. It’s easy to imagine that countries who have their voices on these American platforms muted will want to create their own similar services and prevent their citizens accessing the global versions so as to try and control the…

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China turbocharges bid to discredit Western vaccines, spread virus conspiracy theories : worldnews

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Europe and Australia should reject the “hasty” American vaccines linked to elderly deaths, Chinese scientists say. Western media refuses to investigate the dangers of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot, fumed a state television anchor. The coronavirus could be a plot involving former U.S. defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, suggested a state media editor. And the real origin of the virus? Perhaps the U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick should be investigated, intoned a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman. One year after the coronavirus was first widely reported in China, the country’s state media…

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China turbocharges bid to discredit Western vaccines, spread virus conspiracy theories : worldnews

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Europe and Australia should reject the “hasty” American vaccines linked to elderly deaths, Chinese scientists say. Western media refuses to investigate the dangers of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot, fumed a state television anchor. The coronavirus could be a plot involving former U.S. defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, suggested a state media editor. And the real origin of the virus? Perhaps the U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick should be investigated, intoned a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman. One year after the coronavirus was first widely reported in China, the country’s state media…

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