Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took aim at Twitter Tuesday for its inaction against the spread of disinformation by a Chinese government official on its platform.
Zhao Lijian, the deputy director-general of China’s Information Department, shared a photoshopped image Sunday of an Australian soldier smiling while holding a bloodied knife over an Afghan child.
“Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians & prisoners by Australian soldiers. We strongly condemn such acts, &call [sic] for holding them accountable,” Lijian wrote in the post that was pinned to top of his Twitter account.
The image also had a caption depicting the soldier saying, “Don’t be afraid, we are coming to bring you peace!”