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MI6 Chief Thanks China for a ‘Cringeworthy’ Parody of James Bond

Recently, China made a mockery of the British origin spy franchise James Bond by releasing a spoof video. The Chinese state news agency Xinhua mocked MI6 by releasing the spoof video containing a character named James Pond. This is a deliberate attempt at mocking the very popular spy depicted in the 007 films, James Bond. ...

Jack Roberts

Chinese James Pond parady.

China Rules Twitter With an Army of Fake Fans

In this age of social media, such as Twitter, and being an influencer, many country’s government officials are jumping on the bandwagon to stay in touch with the people, and the world, via various social media platforms. Among these sites, Twitter is probably the most popular and well-connected platform. This social media platform uses 140 ...

Max Lu

Liu Xiaoming.

Study Proves Link Between Political Bias and Social Tie Formation on Twitter

Twitter users are three times more likely to follow back the accounts of strangers if they share the same political bias, according to a new study that sheds light on the phenomenon of “echo chambers” on social media. The peer-reviewed study saw researchers, including from the University of Exeter Business School, conduct a field experiment ...

Troy Oakes

Twitter on a smartphone.

Parler CEO Lashes Out at Big Tech for Censoring Content

John Matze, the CEO of social media platform Parler, recently lashed out against Big Tech like Twitter and Facebook, saying that the censorship activities of these platforms have been sharply increasing of late. Parler was launched in 2018 and has seen a boost in popularity after many conservative voices shifted to the platform. The new ...

Nspirement Staff

The Parler website displayed on a computer screen.

Twitter Deletes 170,000 Accounts Linked to the CCP

China’s attempt to spread CCP coronavirus propaganda through international social media platforms recently took a hit as Twitter removed over 170,000 pro-CCP accounts. About 23,750 of them were highly active accounts that acted as the core network of disinformation campaigns. Almost 150,000 of them were “amplifier accounts” used to spread the messages on the platform. ...

Jack Roberts

Twitter on a smartphone.