Facebook is letting China run state ads denying the abuse of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, and staffers are reportedly raising concerns internally

Published Apr 06 2021 at 10:26 AM GMT
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  • Facebook employees are uneasy about ads the Chinese government is running on the platform about life in Xinjiang, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • The region of Xinjiang is home to most of China's Uyghur Muslim ethnic minority.
  • In February, the UN's human-rights chief said there was a need for an "independent and comprehensive assessment" of human rights in Xinjiang following reports of mass detention centers, sexual violence, and forced labor.
  • The Biden administration has accused Beijing of "genocide" against Uyghurs.
  • The ads show people saying that their lives in Xinjiang are improving and that Western countries are trying to destabilize China, The Journal reported.




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  • Published Apr 6, 2021 10:26 AM GMT