COVID-19 Attracts Patriotic Troll Campaigns in Support of China's Geopolitical Interests [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "Over the past several weeks, a loosely coordinated pro-China trolling campaign on Twitter has:  Harassed Western media outlets  Impersonated Taiwanese users in an effort to undermine Taiwan's position with the World Health Organisation (WHO)  Spread false information about the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] outbreak  Joined in pre-existing inauthentic social media campaigns. At this stage, there's no clear evidence of state direction behind this trolling campaign. However, the trolling campaign is having a significant political impact, including being publicly identified by Taiwan's Investigation Bureau as interfering in the already complex relationship between Taiwan and the WHO."
Australian Strategic Policy Institute
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