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Twitter users in China facing governmental threats

ANI  |  Beijing [China] 

The has a reputation for its periodic crackdown on all In the latest effort, users in are being interrogated for posting content critical of the government.

One user in was reportedly interrogated by the police for eight hours, while some users are facing threats and even detention for days after posting critical messages. The users are demanded to delete critical posts or their accounts.

As Cnet reports, the crackdown is said to be part of Xi Jinping's campaign to censor content posted online in the country.

is currently banned in China, however, people use to access the popular site. As per estimates, only about 0.4 percent of China's users are hooked to Twitter. However, given the potent nature of the platform, it often fuels political debate and discussion in the country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 12:26 IST