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
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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