A new report by New York Post editorial Board and Propublica reveals the extend of China’s communist regime’s coverup of coronavirus information is much worse than previously known.
“At a time when digital media is deepening social divides in Western democracies,” said the report, “China is manipulating online discourse to enforce the Communist Party’s consensus.”
Specifically, the report discusses the actions of communist China after a leading researcher in China died of COVID in early February.
“They ordered news websites not to issue push notifications alerting readers to [Li’s] death. They told social platforms to gradually remove his name from trending topics pages. And they activated legions of fake online commenters to flood social sites with distracting chatter,” said the Times-ProPublica report.
“In January, before the coronavirus had even been definitively identified, the CCP began working overtime to mislead the world about the truth to protect the party’s image as infections began soaring — even making the disease look less severe. As a result, the world lost its best chance of preventing the global pandemic,” said the New York Post editorial board.
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