Chinese censors go old school to clamp down on Twitter: A knock on the door
Posted in: Censorship at 07/01/2019 00:24
The 50-year-old software engineer was tapping away at his computer in November when state security officials filed into his office on mainland China.
They had an unusual — and nonnegotiable — request.
Delete these tweets, they said.
The agents handed over a printout of 60 posts the engineer had fired off to his 48,000 followers. The topics included U.S.-China trade relations and the plight of underground Christians in his coastal province in southeast China.