Media Tip Sheet: CNN Report Finds Chinese Government Has Built World’s Largest Online Disinformation Operation

November 16, 2023

A new report this week out of CNN finds that the Chinese government has built the world’s largest known online disinformation operation and is using it to harass Americans. The outlet reviewed court documents and public disclosures by social media companies. According to CNN, the onslaught of attacks – often of a vile and deeply personal nature – is part of a well-organized, increasingly brazen Chinese government intimidation campaign targeting people in the United States, documents show.”

GW Professor Scott White

If you would like more context on this matter, please consider Scott White, an Associate Professor and Director of the Cybersecurity Program and Cyber Academy at the George Washington University. He holds a Queen’s Commission and was an Officer with the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command. In addition, following his doctoral studies, White was an Officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. In 2010, White joined MONAD Security Audit Systems as an Associate Consultant. White has consulted with a variety of law enforcement agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

His areas of expertise include cybersecurity, cybercrime, counter-terrorism and infrastructure protection. White can discuss Chinese disinformation campaigns in the United States.

If you would like to speak with Scott White, please contact GW Media Relations Specialists Shannon Mitchell at [email protected] and Cate Douglass at [email protected].