BBC News: The disinformation tactics used by China

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The disinformation tactics used by China – www.bbc.co.uk/news/56364952
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BBC News: Facebook Australia: Tech giant faces growing criticism over news ban

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Facebook Australia: Tech giant faces growing criticism over news ban – www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-56116738
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AP News: Takeaways: AP investigation of China COVID-19 disinformation

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the coronavirus spread last year, former President Donald Trump and leading U.S. conservatives floated the idea that the virus may have escaped from a Chinese lab or was created by China as a bioweapon. China pushed back. A nine-month AP investigation, conducted in collaboration with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, found China launched what may be its first global digital disinformation campaign, using its growing presence on Western social media to seed and spread stories suggesting the U.S. created COVID-19 as a bioweapon.
Here are 6 key takeaways from AP’s investigation:
apnews.com/article/donald-trump-health-media-social-media-coronavirus-pandemic-4531cddae4228b86e897aa029fb07231
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AP News: Right-wing friendly Parler announces re-launch

BOSTON (AP) — The right-wing friendly social network Parler, which was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, says it is re-launching.
The Twitter alternative has been struggling to return online since Amazon stripped it of web-hosting service on Jan. 11 over its unwillingness to remove posts inciting violence. Google and Apple removed Parler’s app from their online stores for the same reason.
Parler said in an emailed statement Monday that it would be led by an interim CEO, Mark Meckler of the Tea Party Patriots movement. It said the service would be brought back online for current users this week with new users being able to sign up next week — and would not be reliant on “Big Tech.”

apnews.com/article/donald-trump-politics-cc939eb743cc46d63d5118357778c662