Monday, October 11, 2021

Chinese ‘Disinformation’ and US Propaganda — Joshua Cho

Information warfare — "our news" you can trust versus "their lies." 

No, I am not talking here about US domestic politics, although it applies there, too.

Chinese ‘Disinformation’ and US Propaganda
Joshua Cho

See also

The Scum
"'Government without newspapers.'" The manufacture of ignorance.
Patrick Lawrence


MR Online
Bellingcat funded by U.S. and UK intelligence contractors that aided extremists in Syria


Peter Pan said...

Marketing by Nenuco

Ahmed Fares said...

A quick Google search on Bellingcat and "white helmets" gives this:

“In 2019 to 2020, Bellingcat received just over €5,000 from Washington-based contractor Chemonics,” which as The Grayzone said was the “conduit through which US funds and equipment reached bogus humanitarian group Syria Civil Defense, providing it with the now famous – or infamous – White Helmets that earned them their nickname, along with much more expensive communications and video gear.”

The Grayzone also said Bellingcat received just over $65,000 from Adam Smith International (ASI), which has “direct connection” to the proliferation of extremism in Syria over the course of the country’s decade-long crisis.

Matt Franko said...

“The shortage economy “

Marian Ruccius said...

Chinese Regime’s Widespread Influence Operations in Canada Documented in French Report
Comprehensive report reveals the extent of China’s influence and propaganda operations around the world
By Noe Chartier
October 12, 2021

Chinese regime influence operations in Canada are broad and pervasive, according to a comprehensive report published by a French government-affiliated think tank.

From stifling dissident voices to influencing politics, media, and education, from manipulating information to utilizing local organizations, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using every non-kinetic means in its toolbox to sway Canada and Chinese-Canadians, says the report, titled “Chinese Influence Operations: A Machiavellian Moment.”

Canada has yet to react effectively to these threats, the 640-page report published in September by the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM), a think tank funded by the Ministry of the Armed Forces.

China’s interests in Canada lie “first and foremost in its Chinese diaspora, which includes a high number of real or presumed dissidents,” the report says. One of the regime’s priorities worldwide is to stifle advocates for Tibetans, Uyghurs, Falun Gong, Taiwan independence, and Chinese democracy, and that fight is also being conducted on Canadian soil, it says.

Canada is also a target because of “its all-around proximity with its chief rival the United States; its membership in key alliances such as NATO and the Five Eyes; its place in the Arctic; its image as an exemplary liberal democracy, which makes it a symbolic target; and the fact that it’s a middle power, which minimizes potential repercussions,” says the report.

Suppressing Dissent

The report highlights numerous cases of attempts by the CCP to silence dissidents and groups in Canada that it persecutes at home.

For example, the Chinese consul general in Toronto was found guilty of libel in 2004 for defaming a local businessman who practises Falun Gong. In 2006, the visa of a Chinese Embassy diplomat was not renewed when it was revealed his main task was to track and harass Falun Gong practitioners in Canada.

You can see the summary and original report at: