China has been quietly using fake news and disinformation to shape public opinion for years, and it’s getting a lot of attention lately from the United States, where lawmakers are trying to crack down on the practice.
But the country’s government is also working to undermine independent media, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
The State Department has designated China a state sponsor of terrorism, a designation that would allow the State Department to sanction the country for violating U.N. sanctions.
In a memo released Friday, the department’s under secretary for democracy, human rights and labor, Richard Holbrooke, warned that China was trying to undermine media and other media outlets.
The State Department also called on Chinese authorities to ensure freedom of expression and press freedoms.
The United States has repeatedly accused China of promoting a culture of misinformation and disinformation that has been widely reported in the U.K. and elsewhere, and that is being used by Chinese authorities against critics and dissidents.
The U.C. Berkeley report on the so-called Propaganda China is a detailed account of China’s propaganda campaign, which has been spreading over social media since the fall of Xi Jinping in 2013.
The U.P.S., which is also a member of the European Parliament, published a similar report last month.
It has emerged that Beijing has been using social media platforms such as Weibo and WeChat to spread propaganda, which can include doctored news, fake news stories, images of celebrities or even videos of celebrities singing in Mandarin.
In recent years, the government has been promoting Chinese media in an effort to make it more accessible to more people.
It has also attempted to counter criticism of the Communist Party by targeting news outlets that criticise the government, according and an official familiar with Chinese propaganda efforts.
In a 2015 report, the U,P.P., found that Chinese authorities had a strong interest in creating and disseminating information on topics including gender politics, the economy and foreign policy.
The report said the government was using social networks to disseminate propaganda, including through fake news, images and videos.
The new State Department report highlights several instances where China has attempted to undermine the credibility of independent media.
For example, the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee recently launched a fake news news campaign in English that was meant to discredit a U.U.S.-based think tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, which China considers an enemy of the party, the report said.
The Chinese government has also been using the Internet to spread false information, including about a U-turn by a U.-S.
military officer in his comments on the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
The report said China has used the Internet as a tool to undermine public order and public order-related institutions in the country.
In January, China’s top court banned the online publication of foreign media coverage of the trial of a senior Chinese government official accused of corruption.
It was the latest move by the Communist party to silence independent news outlets, including online.