Beijing not only monitors Chinese social networks but also Western ones, looking for information on foreign targets. This was reported by the Washington Post, which has examined tenders and contracts for over 300 Chinese government projects since the beginning of 2020.
These include a $ 320,000 program to analyze Facebook and Twitter and create a database on foreign journalists and academics. Or a police intelligence program to monitor Western social conversations about Hong Kong and Taiwan. But also a computer center in Xinjiang to catalog the contents in the language of the Uyghur minority on foreign social networks.
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