It’s not covert, it’s very overt, it’s just state propaganda, but interestingly, it’s making its rounds in a very viral fashion in the Taiwanese social media but not in the social media in Hong Kong. So there’s obviously some manipulation and operation going on. But even with that evidence, we didn’t take anything down because we don’t take anything down for the administration. We instead work with Facebook and other platforms on what we call notice and public notice. So, as soon as this is determined by the FactCheckers, then everyone who saw this alternate caption on Facebook suddenly now sees, “This is disputed by the Taiwan FactCheck Center and the Chang’an Jian Weibo account is behind it, it’s sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party.” Now, of course, you can still share it, but you share it with a very different frame, different idea.

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