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Australia accuses China and Russia of virus disinformation

Published Wed Jun 17 2020 02:22:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Australia's foreign minister says China and Russia are using the heightened anxiety around the coronavirus pandemic to undermine Western democracies by spreading disinformation online. Marise Payne said the disinformation contributed to a “climate of fear and division” when the world needed cooperation and understanding. Payne referred to a Europe Union finding that Russia and China are flooding Europe with disinformation campaigns. China has warned its citizens about racism in Australia and made trade moves recently that are widely regarded as punishment for Australia’s advocacy for an independent inquiry into the origins and responses to the pandemic.
by By ROD McGUIRK
Australia accuses China and Russia of virus disinformation
Australia accuses China and Russia of virus disinformation