China cyber attacks: Beijing’s misinformation war against Australia

China cyber attacks: Beijing’s misinformation war against Australia

Posted June 22, 2020

China cyber attacks: Beijing’s misinformation war against Australia

  • For years, China has been waging a secret war on its enemies and allies alike – now it’s moving out into the open, and Australia has had enough.
  • Last week, the European Union (EU) issued a report concluding Russia and China had led targeted disinformation campaigns designed to destabilise democratic processes and to paint their authoritarian leaders in a positive light.
  • Shortly later, Twitter confirmed the finding by announcing it had deactivated 32,000 fake anonymous accounts that had been operated by state-controlled propaganda units.

– Jamie Seidel | June 22, 2020