The Epoch Times
Date: July 11, 2020
By: Eva Fu
Beijing claims the self-ruled island as part of its territory despite Taiwan having its own military, democratically-elected government, and currency.
Researchers and Taiwanese authorities have previously highlighted indirect attempts at swaying Taiwan voters to elect pro-Beijing political candidates into office—including by spreading disinformation on Facebook—efforts that align with Beijing’s goals of convincing Taiwanese people to accept unification with the mainland. But the endeavors were difficult to trace directly to the regime.
The documents are the first of its kind to confirm the Chinese regime’s direct hand in creating and spreading such propaganda on Facebook, fanning pro-unification sentiments.