Beijing has used hacking and false news stories, bots and falsified social media accounts to undercut adversaries and spread disinformation. Photo: Shutterstock

West studies Beijing’s disinformation campaign in Taiwan looking for clues into its cyber playbook

  • Beijing employs many instruments to nudge Taiwanese voters into supporting pro-Chinese candidates under its long-term goal of reclaiming the island
  • ‘If you want to understand what Russia is doing, you watch Ukraine. If you want to understand what China’s doing, you watch Taiwan,’ says a cybersecurity expert
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Beijing has used hacking and false news stories, bots and falsified social media accounts to undercut adversaries and spread disinformation. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.