China says US ’empire of lies’, rejects State disinfo report

SpaceWar.com reports: “China on Saturday accused the United States of being an ‘empire of lies’, hitting back after a State Department report claimed Beijing spends billions of dollars to spread disinformation globally.

The report, released Thursday by the US State Department’s Global Engagement Center, accused China of financing propaganda, disinformation and censorship while boosting positive news about the country and its Communist leadership.

A top official from the centre said that if unchecked, this could result in ‘a slow, steady destruction of democratic values’.

Beijing responded by alleging the report itself is ‘disinformation as it misrepresents facts and truth’.

‘It is the U.S. that invented the weaponizing of the global information space,’ a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said in a statement published by the official Xinhua news agency…”

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