There’s no doubt the coronavirus came from China.
But U.S. intelligence now believes the coronavirus originated in a Wuhan medical laboratory.
And now China just used the coronavirus to attack America in this awful way.
As the coronavirus began spreading across the United States, American began to receive disturbing text messages.
The messages claimed a source at the Department of Homeland Security warned them that Donald Trump was about to declare a national quarantine and that the National Guard was being mobilized to patrol American cities to prevent looting.
These text messages spread so rapidly and caused so much panic that the Department of Homeland Security issued an official statement declaring these messages lies.
And now American intelligence knows China was responsible for sowing this discord in America.
The New York Times reports:
Since that wave of panic, United States intelligence agencies have assessed that Chinese operatives helped push the messages across platforms, according to six American officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to publicly discuss intelligence matters. The amplification techniques are alarming to officials because the disinformation showed up as texts on many Americans’ cellphones, a tactic that several of the officials said they had not seen before.
That has spurred agencies to look at new ways in which China, Russia and other nations are using a range of platforms to spread disinformation during the pandemic, they said.
The origin of the messages remains murky. American officials declined to reveal details of the intelligence linking Chinese agents to the dissemination of the disinformation, citing the need to protect their sources and methods for monitoring Beijing’s activities.
It was bad enough China unleashed this terrible plague on the world.
Now the Chinese are trying to foment civil unrest in America with a fake news campaign to frighten Americans.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.