US EMBASSY: Bloomberg reports that the reason behind the locked out of Twitter’s account sprang out of a tweet that violated its policy against dehumanization.
This tweet was officially shared on January 7th, referred to Uighur women as baby-making machines prior to government intervention.
Afterward, tweeter removed the tweet and replaced it with a notice that says that it is no longer available. However, Twitter requires account owners to manually delete tweets that violate its rules before unlocking Accounts.
It was seen that twitter confirmed the account’s locking in a statement given to Bloomberg. We’ve actually taken action on the tweet for violating our policy against dehumanization and said the platform stop dehumanization of a group of people based on their religion, caste, age, disability, serious disease, National origin, race, or ethnicity.
Regarding this writing, the last tweet from the Chinese Embassy in US Accounts was from almost two weeks ago on January 9th.
This January 7th tweet is no longer visible on the account but must be manually deleted for the account to be unlocked.
The country of China has really faced criticism of its treatment of minority Uighur Muslims living in the Xinjiang province, with critics alleging that it is forcibly sterilizing Uighur women.
The United Nations estimated that as many as 1 million Uighurs may be held in camps in the region, Bloomberg reports.
Former U.S secretary of state Mike Pompeo added China’s treatment big the Uighurs amounts to genocide on Tuesday.
During the Briefing in Beijing, a spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry said that the Embassy was puzzled by the account lock, and said the Embassy was attempting to correct fake reports and information related to Xinjiang.
The Chinese have actually shared reports and infographics relating to population growth and its policies in Xinjiang.
In 2019, the embassy joined as part of a broader effort by China to counter criticism.
Previously, Twitter has been criticized by former President Donald Trump and his allies who claimed the social network was unfairly targeting Republicans while allowing foreign governments to violate its policies.
In regards to warning labels in May 2020, being placed on his tweets, Trump claimed the social network was doing nothing about all of the lies and propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat party.
As it is noted in the BBC news, Twitter had previously removed a tweet by Iranian Leader Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and suspended accounts associated with Cuban President Paul Castro and members of his government