NATIONAL

Fake Accounts Gain Traction As They Praise China, Mock US

0
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, in Washington. A pro-China network of fake and imposter accounts found a global audience on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to mock the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the deadly riot in Washington that left five dead, new research published Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, found. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

(AP)–New research finds that a pro-China social media network operating fake and impostor accounts reached the social media feeds of politicians from China and Venezuela.

The politicians then retweeted posts from the fake accounts to millions of their followers. The network was uncovered by the social media analysis firm Graphika. It found a global audience on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to mock the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the deadly riot in Washington that left five dead.

The network’s messaging aligns closely with posts and comments made by Chinese state officials. But it is unclear who is behind the fake accounts.

 

High Court Puts Off Wall, Asylum Cases At Biden’s Request

Previous article

Immigrants In Sanctuary In Churches Hope Biden Offers Relief

Next article

You may also like

More in NATIONAL