(Just The News) China is conducting a large scale election interference operation ahead of the November midterm elections, researchers warn.
Intelligence firm Recorded Future, in a recent report, asserted that the Chinese Communist Party aims to further polarize the United States by spreading disinformation and partisan rhetoric in the digital sphere before Americans head to the polls.
The efforts appear to target both English-speaking and Chinese-speaking Americans.
“China’s state-sponsored influencers, such as ‘wolf warrior’ diplomats, state media journalists, political pundits, and inauthentic accounts, are actively conducting malign influence operations targeting English and Chinese-speaking US audiences with divisive political content on social media,” the report reads. “The content is derived from authentic news and interviews, but amplifies divisive political themes that are sensitive to US voters.”
The Chinese accounts, Recorded Future asserts, have made posts of divisive political content across popular social media platforms and created a bevy of polarizing responses to each using other fake accounts.