Friday, December 09, 2022

Pro-China group carrying out disinformation campaign against US and Canadian companies: Report

China is allegedly running a false information campaign against the US and Canada and targeting their businesses, calling them ‘environmentally irresponsible’, according to analysts, who also claimed that pro-China groups are using this strategy just to distract the world from their exploration of rare earth materials from Myanmar, ANI reported.

After the US Department of Defense awarded contracts to Lynas Rare Earths Ltd of Australia, Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp of Canada, US company USA Rare Earth and threat intelligence firm Mandiant to establish domestic processing capabilities for rare earth lighters, China saw an opportunity and launched a false information unit.

After the Joe Biden administration made efforts in its strategy to once again become a significant producer of rare earth materials and outlined a $2 trillion plan to upgrade the US semiconductor infrastructure and industry. China saw this as an attempt by the United States to overshadow Beijing’s dominance in the rare earth market. In response, they shamelessly launched their disinformation campaign under the name “Dragonbridege” in the US and Canada, ANI reported citing Visualization of the Global Strategy.

Pro-China group running fake social media campaign against US and Canadian companies

According to Visualization of the Global Strategy In this report, the campaign only targeted Lynas Rare Earths Ltd and social media platforms were used to spread disinformation. Several reports citing experts have raised the issue, claiming that a pro-China group is involved in launching propaganda against US President Joe Biden’s Defense Production Act, the US Rare Earth, the opposing pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Kong, US politics and the COVID -19 pandemic.

However, this time, the Chinese government has denied its involvement in any disinformation campaigns. “The report you mentioned reflects a deeply rooted ideological bias and double standards,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian, adding, “What I mean is that China is a victim of disinformation campaigns.”

It is quite clear to the international community who exactly is propagating and spreading disinformation. “From ‘genocide’ to ‘Wuhan virus’, ‘hacker attacks’ to ‘overseas military bases’, ‘there have been many false accusations against China’,” he added.

On the other hand, the US Department of Defense has ordered an investigation to uncover the false campaign led by the pro-China group against rare earth mining and processing companies.

With ANI entries

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