Twitter Bans China Embassy for Post on Uighurs

Twitter locked the official account for the Chinese Embassy after a post that defended the Beijing government’s policies of forced sterilization of minority Uighur women (Bloomberg)

The tweet, which said Uighur women were no longer “baby-making machines,” was originally shared on Jan. 7, but wasn’t removed by Twitter until more than 24 hours later. It has been replaced by a label saying, “This tweet is no longer available.” Even though Twitter hides tweets that violate its rules, it still requires the account owner to manually delete the post in order to regain access to the account.