Twitter downplays Chinese Communist Party publications that deny the existence of forced labor in Xinjiang province.
Amidst the controversial debate over content policies and widespread censorship, Twitter ignores publications that falsely reject the existence of forced labor on Uighur ethnic minorities, despite numerous reports denouncing this scourge.
Hua Chuying, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said Thursday through a Tweet network that “forced labor is the biggest lie of the century aimed to restrict and suppress the relevant Chinese authorities and companies and contain China’s development.”
Another Tweet features a propaganda video in which smiling workers appear in Xinjiang factories talking about how “many of our habits of life have changed and improved.”
A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News that the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s tweets did not violate company rules. He also referred to the fact that the account was labeled as a Chinese government account.
“We believe this is an important step so that when people see an account discussing geopolitical issues from another country, they have context on its national affiliation and are better informed about who they represent.”
Twitter was also involved in removing a publication from the Chinese Embassy in the United States that claimed Uighur women have been de-radicalized, and “emancipated” from extremism. They are no longer “baby-making machines.”
The publication was related to an article by the state media, China Daily, denying accusations of forced sterilization in Xinjiang.
UN estimates indicate that more than one million Chinese Muslims, many of whom belong to the Uighur ethnic minority, have been detained in Xinjiang province, where activist groups are denouncing crimes against humanity and genocide.
An investigation led by The Associated Press into 30 former detainees, exposes that the CCP has forced hundreds of thousands of Uighur women to undergo sterilizations and abortions to lower the Uighur birth rate.
However, the CCP has repeatedly denied the accusations, claiming that the camps are vocational training centers and the associated programs are intended to curb religious extremism and prevent terrorism.
However, the CCP is reported as employing such complexes to force Uighurs into confinement, punishing them, subjecting them to continuous surveillance and forms of political indoctrination to eradicate their culture.