22 august 2019

Lawmakers sound alarm on China's disinformation campaign in Hong Kong


A bipartisan group of lawmakers is warning that the Chinese government is harnessing social media platforms to carry out disinformation campaigns about the protests in Hong Kong in an attempt to manipulate public opinion abroad. Beijing has stepped up an aggressive campaign through its tightly controlled state-run media outlets and social media platforms to put its spin on the escalating demonstrations in Hong Kong while ginning up nationalist sentiment in mainland China. Those efforts crossed [...]