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Did China’s state-run news agency purchase Twitter followers?

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua may have purchased followers on Twitter, according the co-founder of TwitterAudit, a tool designed to detect fake users on the popular social media platform. An audit conducted last May on the “@XHNews” English Twitter feed suggested that only 11 per cent of the news agency’s followers were real. The […]