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

Oxford University’s 14th Century Physics Professorship Renamed For Chinese Spy-Linked Firm

Oxford University will rename its Wykeham Chair of Physics after Tencent, a Chinese Communist Party-linked tech firm, following a nearly $1,000,000 donation. The professorship, established in 1900 and conjoined with a fellowship at 14th-century college, will now be known as the Tencent-Wykeham chair in honour of the computing conglomerate, The Daily Mail reported. “Last night, as two former Cabinet ministers urged Oxford to reconsider, it became clear the decision has set the university on a collision course with its own most senior official,” the outlet added. Tencent has extensive ties to the Chinese government as noted by the U.S. State Department’s