Pro-China misinformation operation attempting to exploit US Covid divisions, report says

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  1. Durandal

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    Pro-China misinformation operation attempting to exploit US Covid divisions, report says

    Washington (CNN)A pro-Chinese government online influence operation is targeting Americans in an effort to exploit divisions over the Covid-19 pandemic and "physically mobilize protestors in the US in response," according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Mandiant and experts at Google.

    The operation, which initially attempted to discredit pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in 2019, has expanded into a "global campaign that's operating in seven languages, on at least 30 social media platforms and across 40+ website & forums," experts at Mandiant and Google say, noting parallels to the Russian disinformation campaign around the 2016 presidential election.

    US officials believe the operation is linked to the Chinese government and have been monitoring its evolution, according to one source familiar with the situation. During the 2020 election, US officials were watching to see if the operation might be used to spread disinformation but ultimately assessed that the Chinese government avoided doing so because it did not want to provoke a response, the source added.

    ... Pro-China misinformation operation attempting to exploit US Covid divisions, report says - CNNPolitics

    Looks like the Chinese are realizing just how effective a little disinformation can be on an undereducated, already polarized and radicalized American population who now actively avoid real news and good information because it's inconvenient to their political beliefs.

    American conservatives are the tools and puppets of hostile foreign powers seeking to destroy this country from within. They have made the GOP toxic to our democracy.
     
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    Condor060 Well-Known Member Donor

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    Lets see, where do I start. Oh yeah
    Coming from the leftist party of CNN lets see the disinformation that influenced the undereducated

    Trump is a planted Russian agent
    Kavanaugh is an alcoholic high school serial rapist
    The Covington Catholic kids are all white supremist
    The DC Capital cop was beat to death with a fire extinguisher
    It was an armed insurrection
    Trump supporters took down the capital flag and raised a Trump flag
    All Trump loans are cosigned by Russian Oligarchs
    Biden got more votes than any president in American history. Even more than Ronald Regan who won 96% of the electorate
    Melania Trump was a paid escort
    Illegal Immigrants are drinking from toilets in cages
    They are just peaceful protestors
    Hillary never got debate questions
    Russian Hackers Invaded the U.S. Electricity Grid to Deny Vermonters Heat During the Winter
    Anthony Scaramucci is Involved in a Russian Hedge Fund
    Russia Attacked U.S. Diplomats at the Cuban Embassy Using a Super-Sophisticated Sonic Microwave Weapon
    Trump Created a Secret Internet Server to Covertly Communicate with a Russian Bank
    Paul Manafort Visited Julian Assange Three Times in the Ecuadorian Embassy
    Trump will be removed from office over the Emoluments clause
    We have the undisputed evidence in hand that proves Trump colluded with Russia to steel the election
    Walls don't work (While the left built over 900 miles of it)
    Benghazi was over an internet video
    Trump told us to inject ourselves with disinfectant
    Trump removed the MLK bust
    Trump overfed Koi fish
    We have the pee tape of Russian hookers peeing on Trump
    Before Trump election (Election can't be hacked) after Trump election (Election was hacked) After Trump lost (Election can't be hacked)
    Hand up, Don't shoot
    Trump fires entire WH staff
    Russian bots causing Senator Franken Sexual assault uproar

    Looks like the Pro-China misinformation operation found its target audience
     
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    governments used to drop pamphlets in other countries... not they use the social media

    other Countries are doing this to the USA and we are doing the same to other countries

    people have to wake up and realize they are being played to divide us, they take both side of an issue, their goal is not to win a debate, it's to divide us

    would not be surprised if "Q" was not a foreign government plot, and they are laughing their butts off that some Americans fell for it
     
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    Durandal Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    That's a lot of distortion of what was actually reported on and said. The way you are distorting it makes it disinformation designed to malign CNN.
     
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    No surprise at all. This is the disinformation age and sowing chaos is part of espionage against rivals. At the risk of china becoming the dominant superpower, they might have a point that liberals and conservatives should live in different countries. I don't want to be associated with Trump and Texas when I travel.
     
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    Copy and paste any of them into a google search and see what comes up
    Its pretty obvious I didn't just think them up myself
     
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    Durandal Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I don't have to. I remember the reporting over the years.
     
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    How do you know you are not falling for disinformation? Like Gruber said about Obamacare, he relied on the stupidity of the public.
     
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    Wait, is this disinformation or reverse disinformation? XD

    If anyone was going to start spreading the truth so it looks like lies, it would be China...

    With the wealth of all the worlds information at our fingertips, and the only thing we can really trust is still what's directly in front of our faces.

    Ahhhh this world.
     
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    There was a time when I could rattle off 30 in a hungover state. lol

    This is a great reminder

     
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    This country is so divided now......in more ways than just covid. The Binary party system promotes division........All this divisiveness makes a nation vulnerable.............so why wouldn't an"unfriendly county exploit it.......

    Something like a pandemic should have united the nation......... as everyone should be against the"virus"...........and wanting to get it resolved.

    All one has to do is try looking at this divided nation from the OUtside........to see how fragile it is. All the infighting. Rebelion , the anti vaxxer and the anti maskers...... Not a smart coherent society. that wants t work together to resolve one of the biggest problems the world has faced in decades. This is where the strength lies in the PEOPLE.............not some military action. The people have disappointed.

    From the outside....it would look like a bunch of spoilt irresponsible children.
     
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    American leftists are concern that they have competitors, they used to think that only them have monopoly on disinformation and lie.
     
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    The only party that promote division is a Democrat party.
    They promote
    - Racial wars.
    - special rights for homosexuals.
    - open border policies.
    - white male discrimination.
    - 100 genders diversity
    - all kind of other leftist garbage

    Yes, sure republican have their own issues, but at least they do not promote something that is understandable logical and make sense.

    How pandemic can united the nation if leftists are pressing on idiotic policies like vaccinate people that already had COVID-19
     
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    ???? Precisely the opposite. It is Republicans pushing the theory that COVID originated in a Chinese lab and the Chinese and Democrats who insist that it did not.
     
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    And the fact is that no one KNOWS for sure. The crazy thing is that even when known facts are presented........ people take them to fit their own biases

    Folks don't believe the scientific data as it is presented. BUT they fall or the nonsense that is spewed on social media by spin artists ..... and disinformation spreaders.

    It would be simple tor an outside agent to place wedges into a society like this. with even more disinformation..

    What may have started out to be a cool thing........ (social media) has become an area of society's vulnerabilities......(particularly when traditional news sources are being dismissed and scoffed at.
    Plus of course everyone thinks they are "right'.........and become antagonistic to anyone that thinks differently. Divisiveness is a PEOPLE thing....... and fueled by binary systems and thinking.
     
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    Thats because the Chinese wont cooperate with any investigation. Soon after the Corona virus became public, China erased all the data from the web on the corona virus research they were doing. All while US media and big tech have done everything they can to hide any evidence of a lab origin. Republicans seek debate on the topic while democrats seek to eliminate any debate on the topic.
     
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    unless you have solid proof, its pretty much a theory at this point. sound like you watch too much fox news.
     
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    Nothing what I stated in the quoted post came from Fox news or is theory. Got anything relevant to the post you chose to reply to?
     
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    so if not from Fox, then where its from? your links? for example from well know Media or from gov. source?
     
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    True principled conservatives are not represented in the Tea Party or today's Trumpers. Most true conservatives are today's centrists and belong to neither party but will vote Democrat once Trump is on the ticket. The Chinese are just exploiting the same radicalization that the far right talking heads have been doing now for two decades, you can't blame them. I guess it annoys me when today's Republicans are still referred to as conservatives. They simply are not.
     
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    BS. It's a short list of liberal lies from the top.
     
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    Good analysis.
     
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    Beware the True Scotsman fallacy ;)

    I think you really mean to argue that trumpservatives are not representative of the ideals of the Republican Party or conservatism. It is a problem of group identity, of course, since it's just one political party that has to accommodate all of these people. It is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party.
     
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    Considering the fact that the Virus sprung up in china.....(as far as we know)..........it is ironical that /china would exploit a situation they created. And yet.....totally predictable. and in keeping with their behavior.
     
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    I don't disagree but I can assure you true conservatives have already lost this battle.
     
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