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
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

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
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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