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China is buying anti-HK propaganda ads on Twitter (twitter.com)
38 points by z3t1 66 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

This doesn't come as a surprise to me at all. It will be very interesting to see how big tech will do in the long run with accepting money from dictatorships and less than savory actors. I fear that it will only get worse, especially this very situation as the year of 2047 approaches. The ethics of having one of these platforms under your control is so important to political discourse that I don't know if they should be privately owned even though it pains me to say that. I'd be happy to be persuaded the other way!

The fact that they bought the ads in the first place seems to imply they need some degree of soft power in all of this.

Isn't this allowed for a State operator? Seems valid advertising to me if there is a disclaimer.

Probably most legitimate and transparent tactic to counter western bias TBH. Even western MSM has acknowledged the increasing violence and erosion of support in the last week, but social media is still an interminable filter bubble of bias.

would it be good that YouTube and Facebook recommend the other side of story to you when you read your news?

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