Twitter, Facebook Refuse to Remove Army of Chinese Propaganda Bots, Oxford Researchers Reveal.

Platforms including Twitter and Facebook are failing to suspend and label thousands of bot accounts linked to the Chinese Communist Party, according to a new investigation conducted by the Associated Press and the Oxford Internet Institute. “A seven-month investigation by the Associated Press and the Oxford Internet Institute, a department at Oxford University, found that China’s rise on Twitter has been powered by an army of fake accounts that have retweeted Chinese diplomats and state media tens of thousands of times, covertly amplifying propaganda that can reach hundreds of millions of people — often without disclosing the fact that the

AP Blames “Colonial Past and Secular Policies” for Muslim Terror Attacks in France

The Associated Press attributed France’s recent terror attacks to its “colonial past, staunch secular policies and tough-talking president.”  In the article – “AP Explains: Why France incites such anger in Muslim world” – the news outlet fails to place any blame on radical Islam for causing the country’s recent terrorist attack. The piece opens with: “Many countries, especially in the democratic West, champion freedom of expression and allow publications that lampoon Islam’s prophet. So why is France singled out for protests and calls for boycotts across the Muslim world, and so often the target of deadly violence from the extremist