The deadly COVID-19 coronavirus has caused irreversible damage on the world.
With the 2020 election creeping up, Donald Trump’s enemies hope this pandemic spells the end of his Presidency.
And you won’t believe who is helping China use the coronavirus to take down Trump.
In just four short months, COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has spread throughout the globe, toppling economies and killing potentially hundreds of thousands.
The virus originated in Wuhan, China, at a wet market; an unregulated market where animals are butchered on-site, and their bodily fluids flood the street, spreading bacteria and possible disease.
This was exactly what happened when a coronavirus strain jumped from one animal to the next, until it finally infected a human who consumed the meat.
But since that initial infection, the Chinese government has tried to re-write history and remove themselves from the narrative.
Instead, they have been sending fake propaganda out to clear their name – and they’re putting the blame on Donald Trump.
The Telegraph reports that Chinese state media has been posting undisclosed political ads to Facebook and Instagram in an attempt to downplay China’s role in the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and blaming President Donald Trump. Three Chinese state media outlets, Xinhua, China Central Television, and the Global Times, have targeted ads towards users across the world in English, Chinese, and Arabic.
The ads have reportedly been seen millions of times and extol China’s efforts to fight the coronavirus while downplaying the countries’ domestic outbreak. The articles portray President Trump as misguided and racist and suggest that the virus may have originated in the United States. “[China] has taken stringent and forceful measures, and turned the tide on coronavirus,” said one ad. Another states: “Trump’s disruption to China has severe consequences.”
Facebook has a rigorous ad approval system that requires users to jump through hoops to run a political ad.
But somehow, these ads attacking our President were approved.
All of the ads initially ran without a political disclaimer which allowed them to hide information about who the ads were targeting and where they originated from. Several of the articles focused on President Trump’s use of the term “Chinese virus” to describe the coronavirus while others highlighted statements from Chinese president Xi Jinping.
The Telegraph reached out to Facebook about the ads, the social media network stated that it was an error that the ads were not classified as political and has since corrected the issue. A spokesperson also stated that many of the ads are running in countries where Facebook requires no disclosure making it difficult to determine how much more propaganda may have gone unnoticed on the site.
It is clear whose side Facebook is on.
They continually block ads about Donald Trump and conservative leadership, yet allow Chinese propaganda to be distributed without consequence.
And despite the lies and attacks from all sides, President Trump continues to fight this deadly virus with every resource at his disposal.