28 Sep, 2023?
Global Engagement Center Special Report: How the People's Republic of China Seeks to Reshape the Global Information Environment
United States. Department of State. Global Engagement Center
From the document: "As the U.S. Government's dedicated center for countering foreign disinformation and propaganda, the Global Engagement Center (GEC) at the U.S. Department of State has a Congressional mandate to recognize, understand, expose, and counter threats from state and non-state actors that engage in information manipulation. In this field, the People's Republic of China (PRC) through its global activities remains a leading concern. The Department works with interagency and foreign partners to counter the challenge the PRC poses in the information domain, with GEC playing a key role in coordinating efforts and working to catalyze a global response. One of GEC's central lines of effort is exposing the PRC's tactics to enable allied and partner governments and international civil society organizations, academia, the press, and publics to conduct further analysis, thereby increasing collective resilience to disinformation and propaganda. In line with that goal, this report draws on publicly available reporting, as well as newly acquired government information, to outline how the PRC amplifies its preferred narratives and suppresses those it views as threatening. As the PRC has grown more confident in its power, it appears to have calculated that it can more aggressively pursue its interests via information manipulation. In recent years, the use of tactics ranging from threats and intimidation to the creation of fake media personae has garnered the attention of governments and civil society worldwide. [...] The PRC's approach features five primary elements: leveraging propaganda and censorship, promoting digital authoritarianism, exploiting international organizations and bilateral partnerships, pairing cooptation and pressure, and exercising control of Chinese-language media. Together, these five mutually reinforcing elements enable Beijing to exert control over the narratives in the global information space through advancing false or biased pro-PRC content and suppressing critical voices. The immediate goal of this report is to shed light on the tactics, techniques, and processes by which the PRC endeavors to use the information environment to its advantage."
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    United States. Department of State. Global Engagement Center
  • Date
    28 Sep, 2023?
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    U.S. Department of State: www.state.gov/
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  • Subjects
    Human rights
  • Resource Group
    Critical Releases
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