Chinese COVID-19 Disinformation Campaign

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/04/chinese_covid-1.html

The New York Times is reporting on state-sponsored campaigns coming out of China:

Since that wave of panic, United States agencies have assessed that Chinese operatives helped push the messages across platforms, according to six American officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to publicly discuss matters. The amplification techniques are alarming to officials because the disinformation showed up as texts on many Americans’ cellphones, a tactic that several of the officials said they had not seen before.