Twitter locks account of Chinese embassy in US over Uighur women tweet

Beijing (AFP) – Twitter said Thursday it has locked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US, over a tweet claiming Uighur women were no longer “baby-making machines” after their minds had been “emancipated”. A Twitter spokesperson told AFP it took action against the tweet for “violating our policy against dehumanization”. More than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are believed to be held in re-education camps in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region, where China is also accused of forcibly sterilising women.  China denies the accusations and says the facilities …

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