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No Twitter 'Fact Check' Warning on Chinese Official's Fake Photo of Australian Soldier Beheading Child

Added 12-01-20 09:47:02am EST - “Twitter has rejected Canberra's call to remove a Beijing official's tweet targeting Australian troops, choosing instead to stand with...” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “No Twitter 'Fact Check' Warning on Chinese Official’s Fake Photo of Australian Soldier Beheading Child”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Twitter on Tuesday rejected Canberra’s calls to remove a Beijing official’s gruesome tweet targeting Australian troops, choosing instead to stand with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

As Breitbart News reported, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded Beijing apologize after a top CCP official posted an obviously contrived image on Twitter depicting an Australian soldier with his knife to a child’s throat, appearing to prepare to behead the victim.

Morrison described the post by the official Twitter account of Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian as an “outrageous and disgusting slur” at a virtual news conference in Canberra on Monday.

Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians & prisoners by Australian soldiers. We strongly condemn such acts, &call for holding them accountable. pic.twitter.com/GYOaucoL5D

AFP reports Twitter said it had since marked the tweet as “sensitive,” but added comments on topical political issues or “foreign policy sabre-rattling” by official government accounts were generally not in violation of its rules.

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