China Fights Protests The Only Way It Knows How: With Porn, Escort Ads

China is throwing everything at the wall when it comes to covering up protests sweeping the nation. Now they’re trying to flood timelines with porn.

While China would prefer you didn’t know this, most people are aware thousands are protesting Chinese President Xi Jinping and COVID lockdowns.

However, people who search for Chinese cities have been inundated with tweets featuring porn and escort ads.

According to The Washington Post, a bunch of Chinese-language accounts suddenly started posting. What was odd — or more likely, telling — was that they had been inactive for months or even years.

While most Chinese citizens don’t have access to Twitter, the government seems to be using spam to make it hard for those outside the country to learn information about the protests.

China Seems To Want To Flood Twitter Searches, But Why Do They Go With Porn?

It makes you wonder why China appears to go for porn and escort ad spam. They could’ve chosen anything and gotten the same result since the idea was to flood Twitter searches for certain cities. They could have used pictures of pandas or puppies or videos of people getting hurt on trampolines.

It could have been as simple as a bunch of spam posts talking about how everything in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan was awesome and there was nothing to see.

Although those things wouldn’t prevent people from initiating searches.

Yet they seem to have thought porn would work as a deterrent.

Have they been on the internet before?!

Fortunately, it seems the world has caught on to their shenanigans. Hopefully, that will continue to shine a light on protests against the oppressive regime.

Although, there will be some with the platform to make a difference who will be silent on this particular issue.

*cough*LeBron*cough*

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Written by Matt Reigle

Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.

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