Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian played a key role in spreading conspiracy theories. Photo: Kyodo Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian played a key role in spreading conspiracy theories. Photo: Kyodo
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian played a key role in spreading conspiracy theories. Photo: Kyodo

China played leading role in spreading Covid-19 conspiracies, investigation finds

  • Beijing was one of the biggest spreaders of misinformation, including claims about bioweapons, an analysis of social media posts finds
  • Investigation also finds that media and officials in Russia, Iran and US – including Donald Trump – also ramped up politically charged claims

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian played a key role in spreading conspiracy theories. Photo: Kyodo Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian played a key role in spreading conspiracy theories. Photo: Kyodo
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian played a key role in spreading conspiracy theories. Photo: Kyodo
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