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China is using part of its internal internet surveillance network to mine data from Western social media and provide its government agents with information on foreign targets, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
Reviewing hundreds of Chinese bidding documents, contracts and company filings, the Post reported that China’s public opinion analysis software — used to detect politically sensitive information online — was also being used to collect information on foreign targets through U.S. companies like Twitter and Facebook.
The article goes on to state the following:
Not only is China using its pre-existing software to gather data, it is also investing in more sophisticated programs to further its ambitions, the Post reported. One $320,000 Chinese state media software program reportedly mines through Twitter and Facebook to create a database of foreign journalists and academics.
China harvests masses of data on Western targets from sites including Twitter and Facebook, documents show https://t.co/sYuvuNmizZ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 31, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) December 31, 2021
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