Reports are surfacing that Twitter temporarily banned tweets of Anne-Marie Brady, an academic at New Zealand’s University of Cambridge who specializes in China’s foreign and domestic policy. She has been a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party over the past several years.
In her recent tweets, Brady was mocking the Chinese Communist Party’s tyrant for life, Xi Jinping, during the party’s recent celebration of its 100th anniversary.
She wondered why no Chinese people showed up for the glorious celebration of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that produced arguably the world’s largest mass murder, Mao Zedong, who killed in excess of 65 million Chinese during the CCP’s Cultural Revolution
In another banned tweet, Brady changed, an article headline, so it read: “Xi: its my Party and I’ll cry if I want to.”
Since Xi Jinping has banned Twitter in Communist China, many believe it was Communist agents working in other countries who pressured Twitter to delete the tweets.
After articles surfaced criticizing Twitter’s ban, the social media giant reinstated the tweets.
Then in an eye rolling response to the banning, Twitter insisted that it was “a staunch defender of freedom of expression.”
Of course, this is not Brady’s first run-in with the Chinese Communist Party, which explains why Chinese agents have her in their sites.
Breitbart provides more details:
In 2017, Brady wrote a groundbreaking paper “Magic Weapons” which detailed what she said were the Communist Party’s efforts to exert political influence in New Zealand. Subsequent burglaries and break-ins at her home and office remain unsolved.
Brady also co-authored a paper in 2020 that discussed how Chinese companies and universities may be exploiting relationships with New Zealand counterparts to transfer technology useful to the Chinese military.
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