China harvested vast amount of data from Western social media, says report


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According to a new revelation from The Washington Post, China is mining Western social media to provide information about outside targets to its army and police. This discovery was uncovered after a thorough examination of a slew of Chinese bidding documents, contracts, and corporate registrations. According to the new study, China has a statewide network of data surveillance services that have been created over the last decade and are used domestically to notify officials of politically sensitive content posted on the internet. Information from other tech firms likeTwitter, Facebook, and other Western social media sites is also being targeted in...