Borrowing mouths to speak on Xinjiang
This report explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses foreign social media influencers to shape and push messages domestically and internationally about Xinjiang that are aligned with its own preferred narratives.
#StopXinjiang rumours: the CCP’s decentralised disinformation campaign
This report analyses two Chinese state-linked networks seeking to influence discourse about Xinjiang across platforms including Twitter and YouTube. This activity targeted the Chinese-speaking diaspora, as well as international audiences, sharing content in a variety of languages.
Buying and selling extremism
The ways that online funding mechanisms can be exploited by individuals and groups promoting right-wing extremist ideology in Australia are an emerging problem. This paper argues that any response must include strong policies and programs to address the drivers of such extremism.
Influence for hire: the Asia-Pacific’s online shadow economy
This report examines the Asia–Pacific regional influence-for-hire marketplace using case studies of online manipulation in the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Australia.