The Washington Post reports:
A sprawling online network tied to Chinese businessman Guo Wengui has become a potent platform for disinformation in the United States, attacking the safety of coronavirus vaccines, promoting false election-fraud claims and spreading baseless QAnon conspiracies, according to research published Monday by the network analysis company Graphika.
The report, provided in advance to The Washington Post, details a network that Graphika says amplifies the views of Guo, a Chinese real estate developer whose association with former Trump White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon became a focus of news coverage last year after Bannon was arrested aboard Guo’s yacht on federal fraud charges.
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Before Bannon’s arrest on Guo’s yacht, the pair made news when they hired half a dozen banner planes to fly anti-China messages around the Statue of Liberty.
Bannon and Guo claim to be operating a Chinese government-in-exile they’re calling the New Federal State of China.
In October, Guo was accused of sending operatives to threaten competing Chinese dissidents in the US.
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