Twitter Censors All Content From The Epoch Times

Twitter Censors All Content From The Epoch Times. By Eva Fu.

Twitter on July 28 imposed a blockade on all content from The Epoch Times without explanation …

The platform enforced a warning on all links from The Epoch Times. A click on a link directs users to a page titled “Warning: this link may be unsafe,” which prompts users to return to the previous page.

“The link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe,” the warning stated, citing Twitter’s URL policy. … Twitter’s warning page allows users to proceed to the Epoch Times link if they click on the word “continue” at the very bottom of the page. …

Sen. Marco Rubio … decried the move as an act of censorship. …

China smiles:

The Epoch Times was founded in 2000 by Chinese Americans who fled communist China and sought to create an independent media outlet to bring uncensored and truthful information to the world.

At least 10 staff members for The Epoch Times were arrested that year in China, with one editor-in-chief spending a decade in prison. …

The printing press of the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times has suffered a series of violent break-ins, including arson, over the years, viewed as attempts by Beijing to intimidate the publication. …

Major Chinese state media, by contrast, remain accessible on the platform [Twitter] as of press time.