China buys Taiwanese Internet domains for propaganda purposes: MJIB
MJIB found 13 cases during search for fake news about coronavirus
By Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau headquarters (Wikimedia Commons photo by Bstlee)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During its search for fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) found out that Chinese netizens had bought at least 13 Internet domains originally held by Taiwanese citizens, possibly in an effort to launch more propaganda.
Worldwide, Chinese groups had already taken over 1,500 sites, probably to use as “content farms” which could produce fake news helping the communist government’s political aims, CNA reported Friday (March 6). [FULL STORY]