More than a thousand Chinese dissidents who peacefully advocated against the regime have been allegedly suspended from Twitter.
Some of the dissidents who were said to be suspended are living outside of Mainland China. In Mainland China, Twitter isn’t accessible without the use of a VPN due to the “Great Firewall of China”.
This happens ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre on the 4th of June.
It is not confirmed if this is the result of a new Twitter policy or targeted reports of dissident accounts.
According to multiple testimonies, Chinese police are reportedly summoning dissidents and asking them to stop online activities.
Senator Marco Rubio who is also on the foreign relations committee seemed to endorse the story in a tweet.