Chinese Ambassador to UK Blames ‘Anti-China Hackers’ After His Twitter Likes Porn Video

A Chinese ambassador in the United Kingdom denied and blamed “anti-China hackers” after people discovered his Twitter account liked a pornographic video.

What happened: A London-based human rights campaigner saw the like on Liu Xiaoming’s Twitter account on Wednesday, according to CNN.

Image via Taiwan News
  • The 10-second video showed a man being sexually pleasured by a woman using her feet.
  • Following the discovery, many people have reportedly speculated whether Liu’s Twitter account was hacked.
  • That same day, the Chinese embassy in London released a statement condemning what happened and asked the social media platform to investigate the matter.
  • “Recently, some anti-China elements viciously attacked Ambassador Liu Xiaoming’s Twitter account and employed despicable methods to deceive the public. The Chinese Embassy strongly condemns such abominable behavior,” the embassy’s statement reads. “The Embassy has reported this to [Twitter] and urged the latter to make thorough investigations and handle this matter seriously. The Embassy reserves the right to take further actions and hope that the public will not believe or spread such a rumor.”

Other details: In addition to the pornographic video, Liu’s account also seemed to like a few posts, including a footage allegedly showing the Uyghurs being loaded onto a train to be sent to a “concentration camp,” Taiwan News reported.

  • Liu retweeted the embassy’s statement, adding to the caption, “a good anvil does not fear the hammer.”
  • A spokeswoman for Twitter told CNN there was nothing they could say at the moment.
  • The “Likes” page on Twitter for @AmbLiuXiaoMing is currently empty.

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