Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign

When liberals complain about online misinformation, their biggest gripes are election and vaccine info.

Reuters reports:

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. military launched a secret campaign to counter what it perceived as China’s growing influence in the Philippines, a nation hit especially hard by the deadly virus.

The clandestine operation has not been previously reported. It aimed to sow doubt about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other life-saving aid that was being supplied by China, a Reuters investigation found. Through phony internet accounts meant to impersonate Filipinos, the military’s propaganda efforts morphed into an anti-vax campaign. Social media posts decried the quality of face masks, test kits and the first vaccine that would become available in the Philippines – China’s Sinovac inoculation.

Reuters identified at least 300 accounts on X, formerly Twitter, that matched descriptions shared by former U.S. military officials familiar with the Philippines operation. Almost all were created in the summer of 2020 and centered on the slogan #Chinaangvirus – Tagalog for China is the virus.

1 comment:

CFT said...

While I don't think it's wise for America to be trusting China as far as pharmaceuticals go (as they ARE flooding Mexico with Fentanyl bound for the US with the intention to do harm), I think it is equally as pathetic and evil for the United States to go into other countries on and promote confusion, or as precious democrats and politbureaus call it 'misinformation'.

Pot, meet Kettle. What a disgusting state of affairs.