Social media campaign linked to Chinese government spreading disinformation about Australian politics, thinktank says

who was in Canberra for the resumption of parliament, met virtually with his counterpart, Wang Wentao, for about 90 minutes on Monday.Sign

researchers believe the network is operating from within China and is either spreading disinformation about Australian politics or amplifying concerns about political scandals. Posts amplify content about sexual assault and misconduct allegations in Parliament House to undermine trust in political system, researchers sayFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastA coordinated foreign influence campaign linked to the Chinese government is using social media to undermine confidence in Australia’s democratic system, according to researchers at a Canberra-based defence thinktank.The They reference rape allegations made by the former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins and against the former attorney general Christian Porter, which he strongly denies.Sign

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