Chinese agents attempted to cause confusion in the US by spreading fake text messages in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report in The New York Times. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Chinese agents stoked panic in US by spreading fake warnings, officials tell New York Times

  • Report says operatives helped spread messages claiming Trump administration would deploy national guard to enforce nationwide quarantine
  • Beijing has denied broader claims that it is involved in misinformation campaigns
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chinese agents attempted to cause confusion in the US by spreading fake text messages in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report in The New York Times. Photo: EPA-EFE
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