The latest evidence, published jointly by The New York Times and Propolis, confirms that Beijing has been trying to keep COVID-19 from the rest of the world since the onset of the epidemic.
On February 7, Li Wenliang, the doctor who blew the whistle on COVID-19, died of an illness he had warned the world about. While working at Wuhan Central Hospital in Hubei Province, China, he noticed a new version of severe acute respiratory syndrome known as SARS, which also originated in China in 2002.
As news of the 34-year-old doctor’s untimely death spread, a wave of mourning went viral on social media such as Weibo and WeChat – Beijing took the step to bury the truth.
“He ordered news websites not to issue push notifications to warn readers [Li’s] Death. He asked the social platform to gradually remove his name from the trending topic pages. As the Times-ProPublica team reported, the flooding of social sites distracting social sites enabled them to make fake online comments. In all, the Beijing offices of Beijing’s Internet regulator, China’s Cyberspace Administration, issued more than 3,200 directives and 1,800 memoranda to their COVID-censorship drive – all leaked by hacker group CCP [Chinese Communist Party] Unmasked.
“At a time when digital media is deepening the social divide in Western democracies,” the investigative team warns, “China is manipulating the online discourse to enforce the Communist Party’s consent.”
In January, before the coronovirus was definitively identified, the CCP began working overtime to mislead the world about the truth to save the party’s image as the infection progressed – even the disease Looked less serious. As a result, the world lost the best chance of stopping the global epidemic.
This is a major loss from two left-leaning news organizations. It is now for the entire world to unite left, right and center together to hold the CCP for its obscene attempt to protect its self-image at huge and deadly expense.