April 02, 2024

After Baltimore bridge collapse, unfounded conspiracy theories include a role for China

Source: South China Morning Post

Journalist: Khushboo Razdan

Bill Drexel, a technology and national security programme fellow at the Centre for a New American Security in Washington, said that linking China to the Baltimore bridge collapse was “corrosive to public trust and a dangerous distraction from focusing on Beijing’s very real malicious activities on American soil – totally counterproductive on both counts”.


“I think an overly negative perception of China can make it difficult for people to differentiate facts from fiction,” Drexel said.

“But by the same token, a naivete or overly optimistic perception of the CCP can equally make it difficult for folks to differentiate facts from fiction.”

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  • Bill Drexel

    Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Bill Drexel is a Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. His work focuses on Sino-American competition, artificial intelligence, and technology as an ...