China Has Been Running Facebook Ads Blaming Trump For Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic For Months

Written by K. Walker on April 7, 2020

Perhaps this extensive and organized disinformation campaign is why President Trump keeps calling it the “Chinese” virus.

If only some of the “moral superiors” in the Media(D) could shake off their Trump Derangement Syndrome and maybe do some actual reporting.

You’d think this would be right up their alley–they’ve been spouting off about $100K in Russian Facebook ads for the past three years.

But this? Not a word. Instead, the Media(D) have been behaving like “useful idiots” spouting Chinese propaganda.

The Media(D) elites are instead clutching their pearls over Trump calling  COVID-19 the “Chinese” virus and insisting that this is Very, Very Racist.

Meanwhile, the state-run media in China are using clips of American journos and Democrat politicians for their own political purposes. It’s like a vicious circle of propaganda.

It’s also part of the wider campaign by China to rewrite the history of the COVID-19 outbreak and make themselves into the heroes.

Breitbart reports:

Chinese state media has been flooding Facebook and Instagram with undisclosed political ads blaming President Donald Trump for the Wuhan coronavirus. Facebook said in a statement that it was an “error” that the ads were not classified as political and is correcting them.

The Telegraph reports that Chinese state media has been posting undisclosed political ads to Facebook and Instagram in an attempt to downplay China’s role in the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and blaming President Donald Trump. Three Chinese state media outlets, Xinhua, China Central Television, and the Global Times, have targeted ads towards users across the world in English, Chinese, and Arabic.

Here are a couple of ads, the first one blames President Trump for COVID-19, the second praises Chinese President Xi Jinping for the way the government handled the outbreak.

The ads have been running for months and are just now getting noticed by Facebook.

The ads praising the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in their handling of the outbreak didn’t mention the silencing of whistleblowers and the “disappearing” of citizen journalists that were reporting on the virus.

Clearly, Chinese propaganda should be labeled with a political disclaimer which would allow some oversight and transparency. The lack of political disclaimers allowed information about who the ads were targeting and where they originated from to be hidden.

You know it’s bad when Vice is coming to the defense of the President and the mainstream media isn’t.

Chinese state media has been flooding Facebook and Instagram with shady political ads praising Beijing and bashing “racist” President Trump as part of a wider campaign to rewrite its part in the global coronavirus pandemic…

…The ads ran without a political disclaimer, meaning they weren’t subject to the same oversights and didn’t show who they were targeting and who was paying for them. VICE News counted more than 55 ads from all four broadcasters in Facebook’s ad library archive.

The company said many of the ads were not labeled as political and would simply have disappeared once they expired, making it virtually impossible to assess the full scale of China’s propaganda effort.

Facebook says that part of the problem recently has been caused by the pandemic itself. Many of Facebook’s content moderators have been sent home in order to “flatten the curve” and the platform is left relying on algorithms to moderate content.

“We are progressing on our plans to label state-controlled media pages on Facebook, including from China, and will have more to share on this soon. We are continuing to work with publishers and third party experts on this issue to ensure that we get this right” a Facebook spokesperson told VICE News, adding that the coronavirus outbreak will delay the rollout of further political transparency measures.

Source:Vice

Never forget that this global pandemic began in China. Whether it started in a “wet market”, from “bat soup”, or was an accidental release from a virology lab that researches coronaviruses in bats, it doesn’t really matter at this point. Once we’re all through it, we can examine the cause and demand that China answers for it.

What does matter is that the Chinese government knew that there was human-to-human transmission and lied about it for weeks. They didn’t take the proper precautions and spread propaganda through the World Health Organization(WHO). China was hoarding medical supplies knowing that this was much worse than they were reporting and have tried to make themselves into the heroes as they send defective medical equipment and faulty tests to Europe.

And if Western nations want some masks (that may or may not work) they have to sign up for Chinese 5G.

This is all the fault of the Chinese Communist government.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll