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Stealth crackdown: Chinese censorship extends to Twitter


Chinese activists and other Twitter users say they have been pressured by police to delete sensitive tweets. — AFP

Chinese activists and other Twitter users say they have been pressured by police to delete sensitive tweets. — AFP

BEIJING: Despite being blocked in China, Twitter and other overseas social media sites have long been used freely by activists and government critics to address subjects that are censored on domestic forums – until now. 

As Beijing presses a campaign to throttle any remaining voices that stray from the Communist Party narrative, it is extending its reach to foreign sites outside of its “Great Firewall” of Internet censorship. 

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