'Secret operation of corona wreck' executed by Chinese net operation unit revealed from leaked document
pro-Publica is, as the Chinese authorities have obtained a command document ordered to net work force with respect to the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), you have to explain the details.
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In January 2020, COVID-19 became a pandemic in Wuhan, China. The city declared a city blockade on January 23 and suspended bus, subway, ferry and aircraft operations. We have taken strict measures against the spread of infection.
However, it is also known that there is evidence that the Chinese government has tried to conceal the existence of COVID-19. On December 30, 2019, an ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, who was working at the Central Hospital of Wuhan City, sent a message to his colleagues warning that an outbreak was occurring, and the Public Security Bureau said, 'Social order is significantly disturbed. An incident occurred in which he was punished for 'done' and 'posted false content on the Internet.'
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Infections continued to occur frequently at the Wuhan Central Clinic, and Li Wenliang died on February 7. The news ran all over China via social media and attracted a great deal of attention from the Chinese people as a case of being silently killed despite the earliest warning about a pandemic.
ProPublica's report is that the Chinese authorities' 'net work force' was dying about this case of Mr. Li Wenliang. According to more than 3,200 instructions and more than 1800 memos leaked from the Cyberspace Administration Bureau, the news that Li Wenliang died is regarded as an 'unprecedented challenge' that could lead to unexpected results. It is said that there are instructions to start suppressing inconvenient news and rebuilding the story.
As specific instructions, there were instructions to the news site 'Don't send push notifications notifying Mr. Li Wenliang's death' and instructions to the social platform 'Delete posts related to Mr. Li Wenliang from the trend topic'. is. After these two instructions, ProPublica explained that the authorities sent a comment posting unit and ordered to post a large number of comments on unrelated topics.
that they had confirmed that the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) could be transmitted from person to person, but documents say it is about COVID-19. It is also clear that information regulation started from 'early January'. The World Health Organization's directive document for the news site at the time ignored the material (PDF file) announced by the World Health Organization on the commonalities between Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and COVID-19, and adopted only the material issued by the Chinese government. It is said that there is an instruction to do it and an instruction not to report the similarities between the SARS outbreak and the COVID-19 outbreak that prevailed mainly in Guangdong Province in 2002.
Chinese officials announced on January 20, local time
In February, in addition to such information control, an instruction was issued to 'influence international public opinion,' and local news sites 'which articles should be displayed on the top page' and 'how many hours of articles will continue to be published.' Detailed instructions on 'should' and 'which headings should be emphasized in bold' and specific instructions such as 'to avoid panic, refrain from headings such as' incurable 'and' fatal '' were also given. .. In addition, information such as purchasing medicines from overseas and receiving donations also 'causes a backlash from overseas and ruins China's efforts to provide a huge amount of medical protective equipment.' It is regulated.
Mr. Li Wenliang, who died on March 5, was commended by the Chinese government for 'playing a model role in controlling the new pneumonia', and this commendation also said that the Chinese government 'influence international public opinion'. It is believed to have been instructed. It's not clear how many people are devoted to these internet operations, but 'hundreds of thousands of people may be posting comments part-time,' ProPublica reports. I will.
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