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Report: Suspected Chinese State-Backed Disinformation Campaign Targeting Latin America Detected

Examples of the Twitter accounts created by suspected Chinese state-entities used to promote Chinese narratives in several Latin American countries.

Suspected Chinese state-backed entities launched a series of Twitter accounts to disseminate pro-China messaging to audiences in several Latin American countries, including Paraguay, Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil, among others, according to the findings in a new report published by the U.S.-based cyber intelligence firm Nisos.

The campaign, as laid out by Nisos, was rather unsophisticated in that it attempted to launder Chinese propaganda as legitimate editorial content by not including any reference links, biographical information or other indications that the various Twitter accounts were actually created by a government rather than a civil society entity.

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