China is cracking down on the country’s Twitter users

China is cracking down on the country’s Twitter users

(Deleted account) 11/01/2019

"Twitter jail" has a different meaning in China.

In most of the Western world, if a Twitter user tweets too much, the user’s account gets locked in what has become known “Twitter jail.” If a Twitter user in China tweets, they face actual jail time.

China is ramping up its crackdown on the country’s Twitter users, according to a report by The New York Times. Police in China are questioning and detaining those who use the service in increasing numbers. 

In interviews conducted by the Times, China’s Twitter users shared experiences of hours long interrogations and threats made to them, their families, and even their unborn children. Read more...

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