Twitter, like most popular social media platforms other countries, has been banned in China, while the Chinese SOCIAL MEDIA As the Weibo (China's Twitter version), avoid referring to controversial issues, so as not to confront the authorities. However, Chinese officials, particularly at the Foreign Ministry, have recently taken to Twitter and other social media to support its official positions. China, underestimate critics and address criticism of human rights, foreign policy and other issues.
In more detail, the ambassador seems to have "liked" his Twitter account in a tweet, which depicted a sexual act in a video 10 seconds. In addition, he "liked" a tweet criticizing the Communist Party of China and the mass detention of Chinese Muslim Uighurs. The Chinese embassy in Britain announced that action would be taken, while urging Twitter to start research on this case, which China describes as "awful".
The "likes" that the Chinese ambassador seems to have made remained active on Twitter for about an hour before he retired. A large number of Twitter users have commented on the incident.
Usually, Liu publishes news that leaks from the Chinese media and presents China in a positive way. In an interview with the BBC in July, Liu denied that human rights abuses had taken place in Xinjiang, despite footage from drone showing these acts.
Hours after the hack on the Chinese ambassador's Twitter account, a spokesman for the London embassy issued a statement condemning the hack and attributing it to cybercriminals active against China.
The statement stated the following: "Recently, some anti-Chinese elements have badly attacked him Twitter account of Ambassador Liu Xiaoming and used contemptuous methods to deceive the public. "The Chinese embassy strongly condemns this heinous act.". The embassy said it had reported the alleged hack on Twitter and urged the company to conduct thorough investigations and take the matter seriously. In addition, the statement stated the following: "The embassy reserves the right to take further action and hopes that the public will not believe or spread such rumors."
The alleged victim of the hack, Liu Xiaoming, reposted the embassy tweet to more than 85.000 followers. So far, no specific criminal gang has claimed responsibility for the alleged hack.