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China’s inauthentic UK Twitter diplomacy: a coordinated network amplifying PRC diplomats

Abstract:

Twitter accounts operated by diplomats, including that of the People's Republic of China (PRC), play an important role in the public diplomacy efforts of many governments. We audit all Twitter engagement with PRC diplomats stationed in the United Kingdom over an eight month period, from June 2020 to January 2021:

- We identify a large network of Twitter accounts that demonstrate multiple forms of coordinated inauthentic activity. The network consists of 62 accounts in total, 29 of w...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
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Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
Programme on Democracy and Technology, Oxford University Publisher's website
Article number:
2021.2
Series:
DemTech Working Paper
Place of publication:
Oxford, UK
Publication date:
2021-05-11
Paper number:
2021.2

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