Chinese users attack Notepad++ app after 'Free Uyghur' release

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By Catalin Cimpanu for Between the Lines
October 30, 2019 -- 22:22 GMT (15:22 PDT)

Chinese netizens are spamming the GitHub repository of the Notepad++ app with pro-Chinese and anti-Western messages after Notepad++ devs released a version codenamed "Free Uyghur" on Tuesday.

Angry Chinese users posted messages in support of their government, accusing westerners of interfering in matters "they don't understand" and that "China's territorial integrity is inviolable."

Messages were posted in Chinese, English, or both -- so the messages "hit home with foreigners."

Initial messages invoked China's right over the Xinjiang region, home of the Uyghur minority.

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