Report: Twitter Suspends Chinese Accounts Suspected of Attempts to Influence Israeli Elections
The accounts, operated by Chinese Christian movement Church of Almighty God, reportedly boosted the messages of right-wing Israeli politicians ahead of the country’s general election on Tuesday
Twitter has removed dozens of accounts that were amplifying the political messages of right-wing Israeli politicians and were linked to the Church of Almighty God (CAG), a Chinese Christian religious movement, Buzzfeed News reported Sunday.Since CAG is outlawed in China, the accounts are likely to be acting independently and without state-sponsorship.
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The movement, also known as Eastern Lighting, was founded in 1991. CAG members believe that Jesus has returned and was reincarnated as a Chinese woman who is believed to be living in Queens, New York.
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Twitter has suspended dozens of the group’s Twitter accounts, which were operating in Hebrew to boost the messages of certain Israeli right-wing politicians, not including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ahead of the general elections to be held Tuesday, according to Buzzfeed.