PRC-made reporting aims to polarize Taiwan: MAC

LOOPHOLES: The people behind biased media content produced by a Chinese network, likely without sending staff to Taiwan, remain anonymous, a source said

Taipei Times
Date; Nov 30, 2020
By: Chen Yu-fu and Kayleigh Madjar / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Beijing’s latest attempt at psychological warfare through heavily biased online media is aimed at sowing discord and polarizing Taiwanese society, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said.

The council’s comment came in response to Chinese network Southeast Television, which late last month began broadcasting an online program featuring commentary by Taiwanese unification supporters that authorities suspect was filmed illegally in Taiwan.

To circumvent cross-strait regulations, the broadcaster collaborated with online service provider Baidu to air the series titles Diverse Voices From the Taiwan Strait (台海百家說).

Only Taiwanese are shown on camera, without revealing the host, interviewer or production team.

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