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US is in fact true breeding ground of disinformation: FM spokesperson

Source: Xinhua | 2024-03-16
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US is in fact true breeding ground of disinformation

BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The United States who often accuses other countries of spreading disinformation is in fact the true breeding ground of disinformation, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Friday.

Wang made the remarks at a regular press briefing when answering a query concerning a secret executive order signed by former U.S. President Donald Trump in 2019.

According to Reuters, Trump signed the secret order to authorize the Central Intelligence Agency to launch a clandestine campaign aimed at smearing China by creating a special team of operatives who acted covertly such as buying off media outlets and using bogus internet identities in China, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and Africa.

"I recall that CIA Director William Burns said publicly not long ago that the CIA has committed substantially more resources toward China-related intelligence collection," said Wang.

Wang said the report echoes Burns's remarks, which has also once again shown that the United States has spread China-related disinformation in an organized and well-planned way for a long time, and it's the United States' important approach to wage a battle of perception against China.

Wang quoted from U.S. Republican Senator Rand Paul that the U.S. government is the biggest propagator of disinformation, noting that concocting and spreading rumors will only get one lose credibility faster.

"Spreading disinformation cannot inhibit China's progress but will only discredit the United States," the spokesperson said. 

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