Although Russian online influence operations have been making headlines for years, China was actually the first country to deploy and strategically utilize digital information operations. This presentation will contrast China’s domestic and foreign use of digital information operations, and will present the first research on China’s Internet-based influence operations targeting the West.

Learning Objectives:
1: Understand how Chinese influence operations are different than Russian ones.
2: Learn how to identify Chinese influence operations on social media.
3: Discover how to counter Chinese propaganda.

A general knowledge of the Russian influence operations that have been part of the public discourse for the past two years.