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Financial Times: China’s tech platforms become propaganda tools in Putin’s war.

The Ukraine invasion is casting an unflattering light on the role of China’s private technology groups, including Tencent, Sina Weibo and ByteDance, in disseminating official misinformation, posing difficult compliance issues for the companies’ foreign investors. The internet platforms of tech giants in China are promoting content backing Russian president Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine while suppressing posts that are sympathetic to Kyiv... China’s information control apparatus — a mixture of state-led directives, platform self-regulation and individual self-censorship — has been on stark display since Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine.



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