China Suspends Social Media Accounts Of The Critics Of Its Covid-19 Policy


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Protests erupted in China against its zero-Covid policy in November 2022. As China moves to relax its coronavirus restrictions, the country has now suspended social media accounts of over 1,000 critics of the government's Covid-19 policies, according to a report in the BBC. Weibo, a social media platform, said it had banned accounts for what it called personal attacks on Chinese Covid specialists. However, the posts which triggered the action have not specified. Weibo reported nearly 13,000 violations, including attacks on experts, scholars, and medical personnel. 1,120 accounts have received temporary or permanent bans, the BBC further states. "It is...