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Chinese State Media Propagated Fake News Story About U.S. Response to China-Brazil Currency Swap Deal

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. MANDEL NGAN / AFP

A unit of China’s state-run CGTN television broadcaster repackaged misinformation about a purported U.S. response to China’s currency exchange deal with Brazil and then shared it on social media, where it was re-posted by a Chinese ambassador in Africa.

The original Tweet, which was not created by CGTN’s Frontline, included a fictional quote by White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre which included a threat of “consequences” to countries that stop using the U.S. dollar to conduct international trade.

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