søndag 22. mars 2020

China Escalates Disinformation Campaign Targeting US Amid Global Pandemic

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is continuing to target the United States as part of an increasingly antagonistic disinformation campaign over its mishandling of the pandemic—now confirmed to have infected over 265,000 globally. Over the past few days, as part of this anti-U.S. campaign, the CCP began pushing a new conspiracy theory, one that alleged the United States had access to the virus long before anyone because it was so swift in its development of a potential vaccine.

Regime officials and state-run media have amplified conspiracy theories on social media platforms such as Twitter, recently pushing claims including that the origin of the CCP virus isn’t clear, or came from the U.S. military. The majority of Chinese citizens don’t have access to Twitter, which is blocked in the communist country.