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U.S. Government Targets African Twitter Users With Paid Campaign Criticizing Chinese Fishing Practices

Senegal-based freelance journalist James Courtright noticed an interesting paid tweet from the U.S. government’s official French language account that appeared in his feed this week. The “promoted” post (that means “paid” in Twitter’s vernacular) attacked China’s distant fishing operations around the world:

“China is one of the worst offenders of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the world. Rather, the United States is working with its international partners to ensure the legality and sustainability of global fisheries.”

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