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Twitter announces complete advertising ban on state-run media outlets

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Twitter earlier today announced it’s banned more than 900 accounts purported to be linked to a China-sponsored disinformation campaign against the citizens of Hong Kong, now it’s extending its policies to ban advertising from all state-sponsored news sources globally. The ban will encompass any news-media organization found to be “financially or editorially controlled by the state.” Cue the jokes about CNN and Fox News from their respective political detractors. The blog post announcing the ban states: We are updating our advertising policies with respect to state media. Going forward, we will not accept advertising from state-controlled news media entities … This is ...

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