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Exclusive: Trump launched CIA covert influence operation against China

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2024
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Two years into office, President Donald Trump authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to launch a clandestine campaign on Chinese social media aimed at turning public opinion in China against its government, according to former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the highly classified operation.

Three former officials told Reuters that the CIA created a small team of operatives who used bogus internet identities to spread negative narratives about Xi Jinping’s government while leaking disparaging intelligence to overseas news outlets. The effort, which began in 2019, has not been previously reported.

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https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trump-launched-cia-covert-influence-operation-against-china-2024-03-14/

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