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Report: Chinese Communist Party targeting western social media posts critical of the regime


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According to a report by the Washington Post, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is harvesting data from social media posts critical of the CCP and particularly its megalomaniac leader, Xi Jinping.

The Daily Wire writes:

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is mining Western social media — such as Facebook and Twitter — to “equip its government agencies, military and police with information on foreign targets.”

China maintains a countrywide network of government data surveillance services — called public opinion analysis software — that were developed over the past decade and are used domestically to warn officials of politically sensitive information online,” The Washington Post explained. “The software primarily targets China’s domestic Internet users and media, but a Post review of bidding documents and contracts for over 300 Chinese government projects since the beginning of 2020 include orders for software designed to collect data on foreign targets from sources such as Twitter, Facebook and other Western social media.”

According to Mareike Ohlberg, an expert on Chinese affairs, the CCP has already initiated a massive surveillance system to monitor and control its citizens and now seems to be expanding it to include people in other countries.

READ: China Harvesting Social Media Data On Western Targets To Equip ‘Government Agencies, Military And Police’: Report

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