The case represents a dramatic escalation of the Chinese government's attempts to shut down free speech abroad, and a global expansion of a Chinese police campaign a year ago to track down Twitter users in China who posted content critical of the Chinese government.
The student’s name is Luo Daiqing, now 20 years old. He was a first-semester freshman in Minnesota when he opened a Twitter account and posted pictures of Lawrence Limburger, a cartoon villain with an uncanny likeness to Xi Jinping:
A particularly alarming aspect of this case: Luo's Twitter account was anonymous. How did police in China track down the owner of the account?
Update: After my report for @axios, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse has called on China to release of University of Minnesota student Luo Daiqing
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