More than 600 Twitter accounts are found that disinformation Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

The Chinese government has been accused around the world of persecuting people living in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Meanwhile, research firm Nisos reports that it has found 648 fraudulent Twitter accounts that spread positive information about the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, such as 'denial of forced labor.'

Influencing the Narrative: Nisos Investigates an Inauthentic Xinjiang Twitter Network --Nisos

According to a report released by Nisos on April 25, 2022, 88.9% of the 648 accounts found were opened after August 2021, and multiple accounts post tweets with exactly the same content. There was also a case. In addition, it has been confirmed that many tweets were given the hashtag '#xinjiang (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region)'.

Below is an example of a tweet. 'Ashar grew up in Manas County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. She has never seen forced labor in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region claimed by anti-Chinese Western countries or the United States.' The same text is written, and hash tags such as '#xinjiang', '#humanrights (human rights)', and '#happiness (happiness)' are attached.

In addition, the following three posts introduce traditional dances in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 'These posts highlight the positive aspects of Uighur life in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,' Nisos points out. All 6 accounts that posted these 2 types of tweets have already been frozen.

It is said that 91.3% of tweets by fraudulent accounts found were posted between 9:00 and 19:00, which is the general working hours in China. Also, as access to Twitter is restricted in China, these posts are believed to be intended to appeal outside of China. In addition, Nisos points out that 'Given the Chinese government's tightening of restrictions on sensitive posts, it is likely that the discovered fraudulent accounts are managed or supported by the Chinese government.' increase.

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