China Is Waging A Coronavirus Info War
The National Interest -

Helle C. Dale

Security, Asia

It's a dangerous game.

China is ramping up aggressive propaganda efforts to pin the blame for the coronavirus pandemic on the United States.

Less than three months ago, however, when the first cases of COVID-19 showed up, the Chinese government began censoring social media that employed keywords such as “unknown Wuhan pneumonia.” It punished users for “spreading rumors” and fomenting “social unrest.”

A typical hardline authoritarian reaction to an obviously...

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