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Coronavirus in China: how state media and censorship rewrote the history of covid-19


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#In #China the triumph over the virus was celebrated.

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#At the beginning of the year, the #Chinese government faced a double challenge: an unknown disease that threatened to spread among the population and numerous voices that from the #Internet told the world what was happening.

#Now that 2020 is ending, a look at the state-controlled media in #China shows that both issues appear to be under control.

BBC journalists #Kerry #Allen and #Zhaoyin #Feng investigated how government online censors worked harder than ever to remove any negative information, how citizens managed to break through the great firewall of censorship, and how the propaganda machine succeeded rewrite the narrative of what happened.

#First attempts to deflect blame

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#Comments on #Weibo asked if #China was experiencing a new SARS outbreak.

#In the early stages of the year, it was already clear that something unprecedented was happening. #Thousands of messages from an outraged public appeared on #Chinese social media asking if authorities were covering up a new SARS-like virus.



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https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-internacional-55472173

##Coronavirus ##China #state #media #censorship #rewrote #history #covid19

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