Weapons of mass distraction

Persecution | Bob Fu’s story shows the danger of disinformation
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/22/20, 07:27 am

A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth. Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels gets attribution for that statement, which gave rise to the disinformation campaigns defining Nazi Germany and Communist Russia and China.

Spreading falsehoods to eliminate opponents is a strategy that’s alive and well around the globe. Ask Bob Fu. Over the past month, the underground church leader, who escaped China in the mid-1990s, has become the target of a disinformation campaign launched by a Chinese billionaire named Guo Wengui. 

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Xinjiang deniers

China | A growing number of far-left activists are denying China’s repression of Uighurs in Xinjiang
by June Cheng
Posted 10/13/20, 06:05 pm

On Sept. 5, Margaret Kimberley, editor and columnist of the far-left Black Agenda Report, tweeted to her 28,000 followers a screenshot of a headline comparing the conditions in China’s Xinjiang to Nazi Germany. She wrote: “These are lies. There is no evidence of Uighur ‘concentration camps.’ More hybrid war against China.” Two weeks later, she appeared at a talk with Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins in the Bronx. 

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Pressure campaign targets Chinese pastor in Texas

Persecution | A Chinese tycoon’s media blitz has forced leading Chinese Christian dissident Bob Fu into hiding
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/08/20, 08:46 pm

Oct. 14 update

Protesters remained outside the Midland, Texas, home of Bob Fu 10 days after law enforcement placed Fu and his family in protective custody due to threats. The protesters carry signs claiming the founder of ChinaAid and pastor who once was forced out of China by its Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government is “a CCP spy.” They have refused to tell local media where they are from or whether they are being paid.

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