A disturbing new report from the US State Department has now confirmed that there is now an active foreign disinformation being coordinated by Russia, Iran, and China to attempt to blame the Coronavirus outbreak on the United States and President Trump. As Townhall reports:
The State Department confirmed to staff members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform during a briefing on April 15 that the state-run media in China, Russia, and Iran are working in together to blame the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic on the United States, according to an internal GOP Oversight and Reform Committee report.
In the report that was obtained by Townhall, it also laid out how the World Health Organization and China had been misleading on the severity of COVID-19 during the early stages of the pandemic, which originated out of the city of Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province:
“According to a cybersecurity report, Chinese state-run media has attempted to shift the blame for the pandemic away from China and instead painted China as a global leader in the response to the pandemic. A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry has openly blamed U.S. service members for originating the virus in China. China further censored and detained any Chinese official, including doctors, who tried to warn of the true origins of the virus.
“The State Department has confirmed Chinese, Iranian, and Russian state-run media are all promoting similar messages in an effort to blame the U.S. for COVID-19. Further, China is attempting to use propaganda regarding its pandemic response to convince the world that socialism, communism, and authoritarianism are better than freedom, liberty, and representative government.”
The State Department also announced that they are now pursuing a new strategy to combat this misinformation with International allies.
China’s Communist party, in particular, has been a major source of anti-US propaganda, and with apparent help of the World Health Organization has sought to demonize President Trump’s response. This in spite of the fact that China was, in fact, the true source of the pandemic,