The coronavirus originated in China.
China’s government lied about the virus and covered up the outbreak.
And now China got caught red-handed using the coronavirus to attack America.
In mid-March many Americans received frightening text messages.
They read that Donald Trump was preparing to order a national quarantine and would mobilize the National Guard to impose military rule by patrolling the streets to prevent widespread civil unrest.
These messages inspired a national panic about martial law and the President using the military to shoot looters and rioters.
Some media outlets even reported the warnings as fact.
The groundswell of fear reached critical mass and the White House eventually responded that the messages were a hoax.
The National Security Council tweeted in response, “Text message rumors of a national #quarantine are FAKE. There is no national lockdown. @CDCgov has and will continue to post the latest guidance on #COVID19. #coronavirus.”
Now American intelligence agencies know the messages were the result of a Chinese disinformation campaign to sow chaos and panic across America.
The New York Times exclusively reported:
Since that wave of panic, United States intelligence agencies have assessed that Chinese operatives helped push the messages across platforms, according to six American officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to publicly discuss intelligence matters. The amplification techniques are alarming to officials because the disinformation showed up as texts on many Americans’ cellphones, a tactic that several of the officials said they had not seen before.
That has spurred agencies to look at new ways in which China, Russia and other nations are using a range of platforms to spread disinformation during the pandemic, they said.
The origin of the messages remains murky. American officials declined to reveal details of the intelligence linking Chinese agents to the dissemination of the disinformation, citing the need to protect their sources and methods for monitoring Beijing’s activities.
China is desperate to distract the world from their negligence and dishonesty that allowed the coronavirus to spread across the globe.
Some reports estimate that had China come clean from the very beginning this outbreak could have been contained with only five percent of the current cases and death.
Instead of owning up to their disaster, the Chinese government sought to sow discord and division in the United States to prevent a unified American response to China.
As America moves past the initial wave of the pandemic, how America seeks to hold China accountable will be the number one question facing the administration.
China terrorizing Americans with fabrications of the military preparing to shoot citizens in the streets is another line on the bill for the government to demand China pay.
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