China Says Twitter, Facebook Users 'Have Rights to Express Their Opinions'

China’s government pushed back against moves by Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. to curb accounts the companies said were part of a state-sponsored disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters, saying the posts were simply Chinese citizens overseas expressing their views. These citizens, including students, “have the rights to express their opinions and viewpoints,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said a regularly schedule press conference in Beijing.