In March, a Twitter account popped up that pretty much nobody had heard of before. By this morning, it had accumulated a total of 54 followers. The person associated with the account is not a celebrity, politicians, influencer, or someone who is often impersonated on the platform. But the account was “verified” by Twitter and is being used to spread radical leftist and pro-CCP propaganda.
Now, many on Twitter are asking, “Who is ‘Dr. Jialun'”?
• New account created in March 2021
• Has less than 200 followers
• already verified by Twitter
• uses platform to spread misinformation
• pushes anti-Trump, anti-white narratives
Does nobody find this suspicious? Big tech is on this. How many more are like this? https://t.co/isko3QmGJM
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) April 3, 2021
This account was setup in March, has fewer than 100 followers, and is already verified.
The man behind this account claims to be a physician in SF and is already verified?
One of his first tweets was spreading Chinese government propaganda about the Uyghurs. pic.twitter.com/2dR7LYHKjT
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 3, 2021
We should assume that “Dr. Jialun” is a real person, but judging by the Tweets in the account’s short life it’s not a stretch to believe whoever is behind it is operating on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. The question we’d love to have answered is why is it verified? Shill accounts are common; there are likely more bots on Twitter than there are real people. But verified accounts have a degree of influence granted to them by Big Tech tyrants that gives them broader reach. Engagement between verified accounts have their own, unique tab on Twitter that allows them to interact with each other more.
Searches for “Dr. Jialun” do not reveal any particular celebrity status. He lists himself as “Medical doctor, Molecular Biologist, Computer scientist.” None of these accomplishments are generally rewarded with verified status without a certain degree of influence otherwise. Could this be a move by the Chinese Communist Party or other entities to promote their agenda through verified accounts that they control?
His rhetoric is being called out.
This is a verified Chinese bot account. https://t.co/Yx6N18o5So
— TheQuartering (@TheQuartering) April 3, 2021
Greg Pollowitz pointed to Tweets from the past.
so the guy spreading fake news about today's attack at the Capitol also has tweets like this ==> https://t.co/A3PpKpeIhh
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) April 2, 2021
As Gad Saad noted, it’s always Trump’s fault.
Six degrees of faux-causality. All roads lead to Trump. https://t.co/40pjnRMpSo
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) April 3, 2021
Ian Miles Cheong called it straight up.
This is a Chinese propaganda account. https://t.co/t0zrC5FgJp
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 2, 2021
Good question from Hans Mahncke.
How does a CCP propagandist account with 63 followers get a blue check? https://t.co/jeHoGwgnyD
— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) April 2, 2021
Erick Erickson pointed out the aftermath.
Didn’t age well. https://t.co/hHuVbwyQZ4
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 2, 2021
A one month old account with less than 100 followers and is verified? I call shenanigans. https://t.co/ADpHSLRaOf
— Veterans for Liberty (@Vets4AP) April 2, 2021
Trust™ The™ Doctors™
Trust™ The™ Scientists™
— 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞 𝟐 🦑🤺 (@SisyphusGoals) April 2, 2021
As Jack Hadfield at National File noted, the account follows some suspect accounts:
Following the bizarre denial from the account, it was higlighted that despite only having been created in March of last month, one of their 50 or so followers was Chen Weihua, the China Daily EU Bureau Chief, leading some to suggest that the narrative promoted by Jialun’s account was being driven by Chinese state agents.
In the time that this article was being researched, the account has taken down its bio, removed a link to the LinkedIn page, deleted the LinkedIn profile, changed its profile picture, and accumulated over 100 more followers.
Whatever shenanigans are behind this “verified” Twitter account, it’s getting noticed in all the wrong ways. If the CCP, Twitter, or anyone else wants to spread anti-American propaganda, they need to up their game.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $5300 per month in order to maintain operations.
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During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
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