Will Oremus @WillOremus oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero at @medium: onezero.medium.com/ Previously: @slate. I write about how tech shapes us. DM for Signal. Aug. 19, 2019 1 min read

I wrote about China's social media campaign to turn Hongkongers against each other, and why it should worry us all.  https://onezero.medium.com/chinas-social-media-campaign-to-divide-hong-kong-should-worry-us-all-6174b4054c45 

I contacted Facebook, Twitter, and Google for this story. Facebook and Twitter got back to me quickly.

Google still has not replied.

Interesting dive into the mechanics of the Chinese information campaign in Hong Kong 👇

Update with a few additional details from my reporting:
- FB and Twitter confirm this is the first time they've publicly attributed coordinated behavior to China
- That implies FB did not reach a conclusion in the case of the Taiwanese election  https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/06/26/chinese-cyber-operatives-boosted-taiwans-insurgent-candidate/ 
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A day after Facebook and Twitter disclosed evidence of a Chinese-backed disinformation campaign in Hong Kong, Google *still* has not responded to requests for comment.

Google yesterday finally joined Twitter and Facebook in disclosing evidence of a China-backed disinformation campaign in Hong Kong.


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