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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Benjamin Strick, an open source investigator for the BBC, uncovered a network of disinformation on Twitter and Facebook: An ongoing information operation is using a network of bots made up of newly created and stolen accounts to target a businessman, exiled from China, who has spoken critically of China's response to COVID-19.

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U.S. Warns That Chinese Hackers Are Targeting Virus Research
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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-13 11:47 AM | Reply

Oh so what's new?

So next you will probably say Russian is hacking our elections.

Same old Dem hoaxes. Different day am I right?

It's only 15 hacks soon to be zero.

It will go away like magic.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-13 11:51 AM | Reply

Seems like it's targeting a Chinese businessman, not the Gyna Virus.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-13 12:16 PM | Reply

@#3 ... Seems like it's targeting a Chinese businessman, not the Gyna Virus. ...

From deep in the cited article:

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Content Of The Network: Alternative Topics

The network on Twitter does not just amplify content based on Guo. It also appears to target other areas in coordinated efforts, for example the Hong Kong protests, cryptocurrency, and COVID-19....

The posts seen include subject matter of health posts on links between vaping and COVID-19 and allegations of biosecurity incidents in the U.S. with the tags #coronavirus and #TruthAboutCovid. Examples can be seen below, these are screenshots from two of the same accounts that were seen above ....



#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-13 12:53 PM | Reply

But we aren't supposed to realize that Trump's disinformation campaign is the real danger to us? Hiding the numbers of deaths is a disinformation campaign. He admitted this many weeks ago, he didn't want the true numbers reported because it would make him look bad. Well, to bad Donald, even by suppressing information you still look very bad, very, very bad.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-14 08:43 AM | Reply

"U.S. Warns That Chinese Hackers Are Targeting Virus Research"

What utter garbage. We should be sharing any information we learn with the entire world, they shouldn't have to hack us to get it.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-14 08:45 AM | Reply

"What utter garbage. We should be sharing any information we learn with the entire world, they shouldn't have to hack us to get it."

We do share it. We share it all over the world. It's not about sharing, it's about skirting the rules of sharing. Why should China get something before everyone else? If there is data that isn't ready to share because it may not be validated, China may get it and run with it. Or, they may attack America from the data we have that wasn't even meant to be shared because it's not ready.

Put it this way, if China were to get something that American scientists were working on and discovered it actually kills people if they go down that road, China may get it and see some things they can do to make it better but still kill people while they test it...should they be allowed?

See, your point is valid. There may be stuff we are hiding. All evidence shows that we share with other countries and they share with us but your hate immediately just assumes we are keeping everything we have from the world. We may be hiding, but there are a multitude of other problems that come up if someone starts hacking data that isn't ready to share. Not to mention there are regulations of what can be shared to not give up sensitive, identifying information. You know...the same regulations that you curse at Trump for removing from our agencies. So now you are mad that those regulations prevent sharing of data that may not be ready to share. Try to be objective first and hate later. I know that's a lot to ask for a DR Lib but hope has to stay alive if we are to improve.

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-14 02:19 PM | Reply

"Hiding the numbers of deaths is a disinformation campaign. "

Bears repeating.

HIDING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS A DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN.

I would only add that it is just a PART of Trump's disinformation campaign.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-14 04:20 PM | Reply

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