: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Social Media Platforms Reveal China’s Disinformation Reaching the West


In the past week, Google, Twitter and Facebook each deactivated networks of accounts found to be waging Beijing-backed global influence campaigns — a sign that China is taking pages out of Russia’s propaganda playbook.
Why it matters: These campaigns, which aim to discredit the massive protests underway in Hong Kong, show China not only censoring information domestically but increasingly promoting disinformation abroad.
Driving the news: For the first time, Western social media platforms have attributed information manipulation campaigns to China.
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Source publication: AxiosLink: Read the full articleResearch and analysis for: AsiaDate: Monday, August 26, …read more

Source:: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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