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Covid-19 Disinformation and Social Media Manipulation: Viral Videos: Covid-19, China and Inauthentic Influence on Facebook   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "For the latest report in our series on Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] disinformation, we've investigated ongoing inauthentic activity on Facebook and, to a lesser extent, YouTube. This activity uses both English- and Chinese -language content to present narratives that support the political objectives of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). These narratives span a range of topics, including assertions of corruption and incompetence in the Trump administration, the US Government's decision to ban TikTok, the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests, and the ongoing tensions in the US-China relationship. A major theme, and the focus of this report, is criticism of how the US broadly, and the Trump administration in particular, are handling the Covid-19 crisis on both the domestic and the global levels."

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2020-09
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2020 The Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited
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