Twitter’s China Problem Rears Its Head

(Illustration/Dado Ruvic/Reuters)
The company suspended several accounts critical of Chinese Communist Party foreign-influence operations last week.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T witter has suspended several accounts operated by a Canadian publisher critical of the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign-influence operations around the world.

Dean Baxendale, the president of Optimum Publishing International, told National Review that the company last Wednesday suspended six accounts affiliated with his business — Optimum’s main account and those promoting five of its books. Despite his repeated inquires, Twitter has not yet provided an explanation for the suspensions, Baxendale said.

The suspensions follow a worrying pattern set by Twitter, which took similar temporary action against a prominent expert on China’s foreign-influence operations earlier this year. At the time of this writing,

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