DPP accused of Facebook censorship

TEMPORARY SUSPENSIONS:Politicians and online personalities said they had been denied access to their Facebook accounts after writing criticisms of DPP policy

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 28, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

The National Policy Foundation, a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) think tank,

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator-at-large William Tseng, second right, yesterday in Taipei speaks at a news conference held by the National Policy Foundation, the party’s think tank. Photo: Chen Yu-fu, Taipei Times

yesterday said that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government might have clamped down on dissidents by allegedly suspending Facebook users who posted comments deemed harmful to the pan-green political camp.

“Facebook has entered a period of ‘Green Terror’ in Taiwan since the DPP took office,” foundation chief executive officer Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) told a news conference in Taipei.

For example, an article by former Straits Exchange Foundation secretary-general Chen Charng-ven (陳長文) likening the Executive Yuan’s tightening of regulations on retired government and military officials’ visits to China to the reinstatement of Article 100 of the Criminal Code was temporarily removed by Facebook, Sun said.

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