Chinese Communist Party tactics have shifted to imitate classic Russian disinformation campaigns, as well as amplify bogus stories from Moscow to pin the blame for coronavirus on the U.S., according to a State Department official and analysts.
U.S. officials said they’re now seeing Russian disinformation migrate from social media to state media and even official press conferences.
“Beijing is pursuing a comprehensive and coordinated influence campaign to advance its interest and undermine the United States,” said U.S. Special Envoy Lea Gabrielle, Global Engagement Center. “The CCP is employing a whole-of-government approach, using political, economic, military, and information tools to advance its influence."
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