"Perhaps by emphasizing racism in the U.S., the Chinese government is trying to brush over its own society’s problems with racism."
The ads have been running for months, but Facebook's systems didn't catch them and flag them as political until now.
“Sadly most Chinese people really believe the U.S. brought the virus to China and they call it ‘USA virus,’” Lucy, a 45-year-old Chinese American who recently returned to China to take care of her parents, told VICE News.
The Chinese government has waged a months-long disinformation campaign to portray itself as the country that defeated the virus, when it attempted to hide it for months.
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The platforms suspended hundreds of accounts they say were used in a state-run campaign to discredit pro-democracy protests.
WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
"Study to make China strong" has been downloaded more than 44 million times since launching last month.
“This is the first time we’ve seen this sort of operation run by a state propaganda agency."
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Even if the accounts are just spam bots, suspicions that they may be political propaganda directed specifically toward Black people are warranted.