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Chinese news outlet accidentally posts censorship instructions on Russia-Ukraine coverage

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Chinese news outlet accidentally posts censorship instructions on Russia-Ukraine coverage

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  • Horizon News, which operates under China’s state-owned outlet Beijing News, accidentally included censorship instructions in its Russia-Ukraine coverage on Tuesday.
  • According to the instructions, comments and reports that are deemed unfavorable to Russia or favorable to the West cannot be published.
  • The message was deleted later on, but eagle-eyed users managed to take screenshots of the instructions and share them on various online platforms.
  • As of this writing, China has yet to publicly denounce Russia for its actions against Ukraine.

A Chinese news outlet appears to have accidentally leaked its own censorship instructions in its coverage of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

According to a now-deleted Weibo post, Horizon News, which operates under China’s state-owned outlet Beijing News, said that comments and reports deemed unfavorable to Russia or favorable to the West cannot be published.