Republicans: It’s time to ban the Chinese government from Twitter for its ‘whitewash’ of coronavirus history
- Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey urged that the Chinese government should be banned from the platform.
- The two Republicans stressed that the Chinese government was using the social media platform to “disseminate propaganda” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- “While the coronavirus pandemic is afflicting families, governments, and markets around the world, the Chinese Communist Party is waging a massive propaganda campaign to rewrite the history of COVID-19 and whitewash the Party’s lies to the Chinese people and the world,” the GOP senators said.
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A pair of GOP lawmakers urged Twitter to ban scores of Chinese government accounts that attempt to “spread propaganda and whitewash” evidence suggesting China downplayed and covered-up early indications of the coronavirus’s impact.
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stressed that the Chinese government was using the platform to “disseminate propaganda” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Both pointed to the Communist Party of China’s (CCP) obfuscation over the origins of the coronavirus in recent weeks, when Chinese senior officials alleged without evidence that the US Army “brought” the virus …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]