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Twitter bans state media advertising after Chinese accounts ‘manipulate’ Hong Kong protests

Twitter has banned state-run media from advertising after discovering Chinese accounts attempting to ‘manipulate’ protests in Hong Kong. Both Twitter and Facebook published details on Monday about a “significant state-backed information operation” on their platforms that targeted pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Nearly 1,000 accounts originating from China were deleted from …

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Gender stereotype advertising bans set ‘concerning’ precedent, say advertisers

The banning of two adverts that promoted “harmful” gender stereotypes sets a “concerning” precedent, according to advertisers. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has barred two separate adverts promoting a Volkswagen car and Philadelphia soft cheese under new rules regarding “harm and offence” when it comes to the portrayal of gender and has …

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