China’s New Media Development Report (2010), a.k.a. China’s New Media Blue Book, published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, criticizes the political function of Twitter and Facebook. The report states that social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter are used by western intelligence agencies to overthrow other governments. In particular, it accuses Facebook of being the “cluster point” for Uyghur separatists, who colluded with overseas organizations in the 7.5 Urumchi riot last year. The report asks for immediate regulation, as Facebook plans to enter the China market this year.
Source: Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2010