- Chinese state-run media aggregates Taiwanese reports assailing the government’s pandemic policy — such as vaccine procurement, distribution, and protection of local vaccine producers — and spins them to create a misleading narrative of public discontent, officials said on condition of anonymity.
- It then disseminates these reports on popular sites, with sensational headlines to improve their credibility and virality, they added.
- China National Radio last week aired a report that the Democratic Progressive Party government has been “selective” in its crackdown on misinformation to suppress news unfavorable to itself.
- The state-run radio claimed that the government has only focused on clarifying negative stories about its handling of the pandemic while turning a blind eye to its problems with the pandemic and vaccine procurement response.
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