Twitter Criticised For Suspending Chinese Activists Accounts

Play
Stop
 
 

Global social media giant Twitter has received criticism from international observers after suspending multiple Chinese-language accounts critical of Chinese government policy at the weekend.

 

However, with Tuesday marking the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, questions over China’s suppression of repeated calls for  social and economic reform seem eerily similar to those echoed thirty years ago.

 

Max Tillman investigates what Twitter’s role in China’s control of social media really is, and what steps Chinese dissidents are taking to scale The Great Firewall.

 

 

Download Audio

The Wire is produced in partnership by

Contributor Stations

Supporters and Program Distribution