Facebook allegedly allowed the communist government of China to purchase paid ads casting doubt on reports of abuses committed against the country’s Uyghur minority, according to a report from the British media trade publication Press Gazette.
Via Press Gazette:
China’s treatment of Uyghur people in the western province of Xinjiang has been widely condemned in the West, with the US government figures and others accusing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of “genocide”.
US social media giant Facebook has not only allowed state-run outlets like China Daily and CGTN to publish posts that dismiss these concerns as Western “disinformation” – it has accepted advertising payments to help promote this content to millions of people.
In one case, by paying Facebook less than $400, China Daily was able to target more than one million users with a video that rubbishes independent press reports from Xinjiang.
Another China Daily sponsored post promoted