Chinese Paper Attacks Twitter and Facebook for Shutting Accounts
State media accuses social media firms of double standards
Crackdown on accounts draws ire on Chinese social media
Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc.’s move to close accounts that the companies said were backed by China and attempting to manipulate news about the protests in Hong Kong drew swift backlash from Chinese state media and internet users.
The Communist Party’s Global Times and People’s Daily newspapers, as well as the state-run China Daily called the crackdown a “double-standard” in editorials published late Tuesday.